GAGE, Tony

Rank: 
Sergeant
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
2046864
Honours & Awards: 
Sergeant Tony Gage, GM, [1] served on the staff at Achnacarry [2].
 
Citation for the George Medal
One evening in February, 1941, an aircraft crashed into the side of a hill near an aerodrome and caught fire. Corporal Deacon, Gunner Gage and another soldier ran to the scene of the accident and found one member of the crew on the main plane. They dragged this airman to safety. The airman then informed his rescuers that three other members of the crew remained in the aircraft. Deacon and his companions immediately returned to the burning aircraft and, despite the added danger from exploding cannon shells and small arms ammunition, they succeeded in dragging clear the other members of the crew [1].
 
Sources
[1] National Archives file WO 373/66/1142.
[1] London Gazettes Supp. 35213, page 3920.
[1] Commando Association newsletter 83 issued Sept. 1986.
[2] Commando Association newsletter 83.
 

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