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Air Chief Marshal Sir Harry Broadhurst GCB, KBE, DSO, DFC (deceased) - Art prints and originals signed by Air Chief Marshal Sir Harry Broadhurst GCB, KBE, DSO, DFC (deceased)

Harry Broadhurst

Harry Broadhurst
The signature of Air Chief Marshal Sir Harry Broadhurst GCB, KBE, DSO, DFC (deceased)

29 / 8 / 1995Died : 29 / 8 / 1995

Air Chief Marshal Sir Harry Broadhurst GCB, KBE, DSO, DFC (deceased)

Harry Broadhurst had already made his mark in the RAF by the time war broke out, having been mentioned in dispatches whilst operating over the North West Frontier in India. The outbreak of WWII brought a rapid promotion to Wing Commander, which did not prevent him from flying on operations at every opportunity, playing a very active role in the Battle of Britain. In December 1940 he became commanding officer of Hornchurch, and flew often on the early sweeps in summer 1941. He remained in charge of Hornchurch until May 1942, but flew again in August 1942 over Dieppe, where he claimed four victories. Broadhurst served in the Western Desert from 1942-43 first as Senior Air Staff Officer, the Air Officer Commanding. Recalled to England to participate in preparations for the invasion of Europe, Broadhurst was put in command of 83 Group of the 2nd Tactical Air Force. In Normandy, and during the months that followed, his involvement with Typhoons reached its peak, including the astounding victory over the German 7th Army in the Falaise Gap. His leadership during the aerial assault on German ground forces in Normandy proved decisive in asserting Allied air supremacy at a critical period of the war. Harry Broadhurst, who became the youngest Air Vice-Marshal in the RAF, was later knighted, and rose to the rank of Air Chief Marshal. He continued his RAF career long after the end of the war, eventually becoming Commander Allied Air Forces, Central Europe. He died 29th August 1995.

Items Signed by Air Chief Marshal Sir Harry Broadhurst GCB, KBE, DSO, DFC (deceased)

 609 Sqn Hawker Typhoons are shown taking off from Manson in Kent in February 1943. Nearest aircraft, R7872 (PR-S) is that of Sgt John <i>Johnny</i> Wiseman, the other, DN294 (PR-O) being the mount of Fl Sgt Alan <i>Babe</i> Haddon.  Both aircraft we......
Red Section Scramble by Ivan Berryman. (C)
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609 Sqn Hawker Typhoons are shown taking off from Manson in Kent in February 1943. Nearest aircraft, R7872 (PR-S) is that of Sgt John Johnny Wiseman, the other, DN294 (PR-O) being the mount of Fl Sgt Alan Babe Haddon. Both aircraft we......NOT
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Hawker Typhoon Squadron by Frank Wootton.
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A solo Spitfire flies high over the aerial battlefield of the Battle of Britain.......
High in the Sunlit Silence by Michael Rondot (AP)
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A solo Spitfire flies high over the aerial battlefield of the Battle of Britain.......
High in the Sunlit Silence by Michael Rondot (B)
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Manufacturer : Hawker
Production Began : 1941
Number Built : 3330

Typhoon

Single engine fighter with a maximum speed of 412 mph at 19,000 feet and a ceiling of 35,200 feet. range 510 miles. The Typhoon was armed with twelve browning .303inch machine guns in the wings (MK1A) Four 20mm Hispano cannon in wings (MK!B) Two 1000ilb bombs or eight 3-inch rockets under wings. The first proto type flew in February 1940, but due to production problems the first production model flew in May 1941. with The Royal Air Force receiving their first aircraft in September 1941. Due to accidents due to engine problems (Sabre engine) The Hawker Typhoon started front line service in December 1941.The Hawker Typhoon started life in the role of interceptor around the cost of England but soon found its real role as a ground attack aircraft. especially with its 20mm cannon and rockets. This role was proved during the Normandy landings and the period after. The total number of Hawker typhoons built was 3,330.

Aviation History Timeline : 18th June
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
18June1916Max Immelmann, a WW1 Ace with 15.00 victories, died on this day
18June1941Flight Lieutenant Charles Palliser of No.249 Sqn RAF shot down a Mc200
18June1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O S. J. Hill of 609 Squadron, was Killed.
18June1941Former Polish Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt H. Skowron of 303 Squadron, was Killed.
18June1944Ernest Joyce, a WW2 Ace with 10.00 victories, died on this day
18June1944Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O R. L. F. Day of 141 Squadron, was Killed.
18June1944Generalmajor Werner Anton of 6. Flak-Division (mot.) was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
18June1953Rene Fonck, a WW1 Ace with 75.00 victories, died on this day
18June1978Leopold Anslinger, a WW1 Ace with 8.00 victories, died on this day
18June1998Svein Heglund, a WW2 Ace with 14.50 victories, died on this day
18June2003Air Cheif Marshal Sir Kenneth Cross KCB, CBE, DSO, DFC, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day

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