In 1957, Comrade Tom did not know he would be in service to our country until 1992. His call to duty can be traced back to his family’s military history, to the Boer War. Originally from Bracebridge, Comrade Tom moved to Toronto. Along with some buddies he decided to ‘check-out’ the Air Force but they weren’t hiring and it was suggested that they cross the street to the Naval Office. One hundred five men were recruited as cooks! Twenty-two ships later (ten of these were Second World War era), Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Thompson has many travel tales. Comrade Tom has circled our globe five plus times and visited most countries with the exception of communist bloc nations. Comrade Tom h

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