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George Alexander Bond
by Walter Stonemanbromide print, 1957NPG x165330
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Clive Robert Bond
22 July 2016, 13:42
Major General George Alexander Bond. During WW2 he was known as the petrol king on account of his ability to ensure adequate supplies of fuel always available on various fronts. "Jack: Bonds career in the Royal Army Service Corps, which took him from Norway to North Africa and North West Europe to Burma, involved numerous narrow escapes. During the Spanish Civil War he was based at Gibraltar when it was accidentally shelled and he organized the rescue of the crew of a German ship- subsequently being embarrassed to receive a letter of thanks from Adolf Hitler.
George Alexander Bond qualified as a parachutist and became a glider pilot in the Arnheim operation with No1 Airborne and when the battle was over was fortunate to escape.
Was awarded the OBE.
A striking forthright, highly intelligent character, Bond was a good swimmer, and an enthusiastic yachtsman who took place in a Fastnet Race. Became a life long friend of General Montgomery.-Press Clipping..Major General "Jack" Bond. Had a very distinguished army career & when he retired he took up painting and was a wonderfull landscape artist. No doubt taking after our grandfather who was a well known artist and also a wonderfull singer in much demand.He and Dora lived in Sussex in a small village in Kirdford. It was a converted pub with a huge fireplace. Dora painted beautiful flowers and their son Julian is an art teacher.
Biography by Betina Bond.
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