Tony Gadd

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAnthony "Tony"•Gadd
Used nameTony•Gadd
Born26 October 1917 in Bromley, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died13 July 1996 in Eastbourne, East Sussex, England (GBR)
AffiliationsRoyal Air Force, (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Tony Gadd served in the RAF, and between 1936-44 was a specialist in aerial torpedoes. It is believed he dropped around 1,500 torpedoes in that period, more than any other British airman. Two such raids on enemy ships won wing-commander Gadd the DFC in 1944, and the following year, a Bar was added. He regularly competed in two-man bobsleighing events at St. Moritz, and at the 1948 Winter Olympics was partnered by fellow airman, flying officer Basil Wellicome, in the Great Britain No. 2 bob.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) GBR Tony Gadd
Two, Men (Olympic) Basil Wellicome AC