Thomas joined The 4th Queen’s Own Hussars in May 1933 whilst they were stationed at York, moving with them to Aldershot in 1934 and Tidworth in October 1938.
He remained with them until taking his discharge in May 1939.
Being recalled almost immediately in September 1939, he rejoined the Regiment and took part in the Western Desert, Greek and Italian campaigns.
He was employed as a Fitter and Electrician in MT Troop.
He took his discharge in March 1946.
He was a loyal member of The Regimental Association and kept in touch with Home Headquarters.