Reg Thomas (athlete)

Reg Thomas (athlete)

Reginald Heber (Reg) Thomas (11 January 190714 March 1946) was a Welsh born British athlete who competed in several Olympic and Empire Games in the 1930s, but suffered various injuries.

Olympic & Empire Games (Commonwealth Games) Career

He competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics at Amsterdam, the 1930 British Empire Games (for England), and the 1932 Summer Olympics at Los Angeles. He missed the infamous 1936 Summer Olympics at Berlin in Nazi Germany because of injury, and apparently did not compete in the 1934 British Empire Games for Wales, because of English objections.

For details of his career see Wales at the 1930 British Empire Games.

Tragic End

He was killed when piloting an RAF Lancaster bomber in 1946; the bomber crashed into a nursing home in Stroud, but he managed to avoid the town.

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