Iain 'Jock' Thomson 22 SAS & Parachute Regiment

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Reference WMO/279289


Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove

National Memorial Arboretum

Croxall Road



DE13 7AR


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Post-1945 War or Conflict
About the memorial: 'Jock' joined 22 SAS from the Parachute Regiment. He was seriously wounded behind enemy lines in Indonesia in 1965 but even went on to help the Polish delegation in 1985 and was awarded the Gold Cross of honour for his distinguished service in Beirut, Lebanon.
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This tree is dedicated to Iain 'Jock' Thomson 1939-2004 22 Special Air Service In 1965 during operations behind enemy lines in Indonesia Jock was shot and seriously wounded. He survived and continued his SAS career. In 1985 he was awarded the Zloty Krzyz Zaslugi, the Gold Cross of Honour from the Polish Government for his distinguished service in Beirut Lenanon.

Iain Thomson 22 SAS

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