David Bond has no recognition today of his Olympic Gold medal (one of only three won by British athletes) whereas his fellow champion, Stewart Morris, has an OBE(awarded for WWII action in Normandy). I don’t even think there is a photograph of David Bond or his co-winner of the Swallow-class Sailing.
This is his sole biography on sports-reference.com:
With the experienced Stewart Morris as helmsman and David Bond as crew, Britain’s entry Firefly won the Swallow class event on the only occasion it was included in the Olympic yachting program. Bond himself was educated at Harrow and served as an aircraftsman in the RAF in the war, after which he worked for the British Aircraft Corporation. He later became a yacht builder in Cornwall.
Is it not time to make amends for our ancestors mistakes?