THOMPSON, John Thomas

Royal Marines
Royal Navy
Service numbers: 
Corporal John Thompson 42 Commando
Marine John Thompson received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003 [1].
In 2007 Corporal John Thompson was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for exceptional bravery and leadership, particularly under fire, during his recent tour of Afghanistan. He was at the forefront of over 30 fierce fire-fights with the Taliban and on numerous occasions his vehicle was hit by small arms fire and shrapnel, including rocket-propelled grenades. He constantly put himself in harm's way as he sought to fight the enemy. His indomitable spirit was truly inspirational to the remainder of his company and he was invariably the last to disengage from a fire-fight. [2].
[1] London Gazette Supp. 57100, page 6.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 58396, page 10411.
[2] Ministry of Defence News Release (173/2007).
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