Freddie Tomlins

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Freddie Tomlins
Personal information
Full nameFrederick William Edwin Tomlins
Country represented United Kingdom
Born(1919-08-05)5 August 1919
Lambeth, London, England
Died20 June 1943(1943-06-20) (aged 23)
Bay of Biscay

Frederick William Edwin Tomlins (5 August 1919 – 20 June 1943) was a British figure skater. He was the 1939 World silver medalist and European silver medalist. He competed at the 1936 Winter Olympics and placed 10th.

Personal life[edit]

Tomlins served as a pilot officer in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve during the Second World War.[1] On 20 June 1943, he took part in an anti-submarine mission aboard Armstrong Whitworth Whitley LA814 with Coastal Command.[2] During the mission, the aircraft engaged a U-boat and was shot down in flames with all aboard killed.[2] Tomlins is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.[1]

Results[edit]

Event 1936 1937 1938 1939
Winter Olympic Games 10th
World Championships 5th 5th 2nd
European Championships 8th 4th 6th 2nd

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Casualty Details: Frederick William Edwin Tomlins". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Tomlins, Frederick William Edwin". IBBC. Retrieved 22 January 2021.

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