Bernard Maurice Thimont

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Lieutenant Bernard Maurice Thimont
Life dates
1920 - 05 Dec 2005
Unit or location Role Posted from until
Bowland, Area 10 Area Officer Royal Signals 1941 1944
Barnack, Area 2 Area Officer Royal Signals 1942 14 May 1943
Cheviot, Area 11 Area Officer Royal Signals 1944 1944
Elgin, Area 1 Area Officer Royal Signals 1942 14 May 1943
Ormskirk, Area 9 Area Officer Royal Signals 1943 1944
Chiswell, Area 12 Area Officer Royal Signals 1943 1944
The Royal Signals
Military number
Commissioned or Enlisted
12 Apr 1941

Commissioned and posted to Auxiliary Units as Royal Signals Area Officer.

Noted to be Second Lieutenant and joined Radio Society of Great Britain in December 1941, possibly as joins Auxiliary Units.

1 Oct 1942, promoted War Substantive Lieutenant.

Sept 1944, leaves Auxiliary Units. Beatrice Temple last mentions him in her dairy in January 1944.

6 Sept 1948, Emergency Commission converted to Territorial Army Commission with Substantive rank of Captain.

1 May 1961, Transferred from Army Emergency Reserve to Territorial Army Reserve of Officers and re-granted Honorary Rank of Major.

5 Lynton Avenue, North Finchley, London, N12
Other information

BRS No. 4640

1977-80 Controller Her Majesty's Stationary Office.

1979 Companion of the Order of the Bath, civil division, Queens Birthday Honours List for services as Controller HM Stationary Office.

Stan Judson recalled working with him at Edinburgh when he arrived to set up the wireless network. He described him as thinking "that he was Rommel, to the extent of shaping his cap and carrying a switch. He turned up one day when on leave carrying a sword stick".