WWII group of 7, Malaya & LSGC. Price. Royal Air Force. Bangor, Wales. Spitfire engineer.

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Court mounted on card with new ribbons, WWII medals unnamed as issued.

GSM Malaya named 632224 Cpl TC Price RAF.

RAF LSGC named 632224 Sgt TC Price RAF.

Thomas Cerris Price was born in Bangor, North Wales in 1910 to Thomas and Katie. In 1911, we find him living at 10 Upper Garth Road, Bangor.  At the time of his enlistment in January 1939, he was working as a forrester. He married Dorothy Marriott in Bromsgrove in the September of 1939.

During WWII he served as an air mechanic becoming proficient on Merlin, Allison, Hercules and Sapphire engines. These engines you would expect to find in Spitfires, Hurricanes, Mosquitos, Lancasters, Short Stirlings and Wellingtons and Halifaxes. The Sapphire engines takes us into the jet age where he would probably have worked on Vulcans, Javelins, Hunters. The aircraft that Thomas worked on that the RAF took into Malaya were Hornets, Lincolns, Mosquitos, Beaufighters and Spitfires.

Post War, we find Thomas living in Clent near Stourbridge.

He retired from the RAF to take care of Dorothy who was in poor health. (as noted in service book)

A digital image of Thomas and Dorothy was found online.

 

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