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Air Marshal Sir Ivor Broom KCB CBE DSO DFC AFC (deceased) - Art prints and originals signed by Air Marshal Sir Ivor Broom KCB CBE DSO DFC AFC (deceased)

Air Marshal Sir Ivor Broom KCB CBE DSO DFC AFC (deceased)

Entering the RAF in 1940 he joined No 114 Squadron as a sergeant pilot flying Blenheims. After 12 operations he and his crew were allocated to No 105 Squadron and then No 107 Squadron, the last remaining Blenheim Squadron in Malta. The Squadron remained there without relief for five months carrying out low level attacks on the shipping. Very few of the original crews survived the detachment, in fact he was commissioned during this period, when 107 Squadron had lost all their officers and for a short time was the only officer, other than the CO, in the Squadron. At the end of this tour he was awarded the DFC. In early 1943 he became one of the first Mosquito instructors in the Pathfinder Force and later moved to No 571 Squadron with the Light Night Strike Force. He then formed No 163 Squadron as acting Wing Commander. He was awarded a bar to his DFC for a low level moonlight mining attack on the Dormund - Ems Canal from 50ft and then a second bar for getting a 4000lb bomb into the mouth of a railway tunnel during the final German Ardennes offensive. During his time on Mosquitoes his navigator was Tommy Broom, together they formed an inseparable combination. Remaining with the RAF after WWII and in accordance with peacetime rules for a much smaller Air Force he was reduced in rank first to Squadron Leader and then to Flight Lieutenant in 1948. Promoted to Air Marshal in 1974 he became the Head of the UK National Air Traffic Services and was the first serving officer to be appointed to the Board of the Civil Aviation Authority. Retiring from the RAF in 1979 he has been actively engaged in civil aviation since then. He died 24th January 2003.


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Items Signed by Air Marshal Sir Ivor Broom KCB CBE DSO DFC AFC (deceased)

 A pair of De Havilland Mosquito NF. MkII night fighters of 23 Squadron, based at Bradwell Bay, Essex in 1942. ......
Night Raiders by Ivan Berryman. (D)
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A pair of De Havilland Mosquito NF. MkII night fighters of 23 Squadron, based at Bradwell Bay, Essex in 1942. ......

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 Royal Air Force Blenheim Mk.I aircraft of No.141 Squadron. ......
Mk.I Blenheims of No.141 Sqn by Ivan Berryman. (B)
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Royal Air Force Blenheim Mk.I aircraft of No.141 Squadron. ......

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A De Havilland Mosquito patrols high above the clouds.  This versatile all-wooden aircraft first flew on the 25th of November 1940.  This aircraft was used in a wide variety of roles, including as a fighter-bomber and as a Pathfinder for bombers.......
A Moments Peace by Ivan Berryman. (B)
Price : £260.00
A De Havilland Mosquito patrols high above the clouds. This versatile all-wooden aircraft first flew on the 25th of November 1940. This aircraft was used in a wide variety of roles, including as a fighter-bomber and as a Pathfinder for bombers.......

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On 31st August 1944, 6 Mosquitoes of 305 Polish Squadron, Lasham, 2nd TAF were led by Wing Commander Orlinski to attack oil refineries at Nomexy, south of Nancy, France. Diving down and releasing their bombs before escaping at tree top height they de......
Mosquito Attack by Graeme Lothian. (P)
Price : £1800.00
On 31st August 1944, 6 Mosquitoes of 305 Polish Squadron, Lasham, 2nd TAF were led by Wing Commander Orlinski to attack oil refineries at Nomexy, south of Nancy, France. Diving down and releasing their bombs before escaping at tree top height they de......

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 A Mosquito Mk.BIX above the clouds in late 1943.  Mosquito B.IX LR503 holds the record for the most combat missions flown by a single Allied bomber in the Second World War, serving 213 sorties.  ......
A De Havilland Beauty by Ivan Berryman. (E)
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A Mosquito Mk.BIX above the clouds in late 1943. Mosquito B.IX LR503 holds the record for the most combat missions flown by a single Allied bomber in the Second World War, serving 213 sorties. ......

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 Flying the high speed low level Day Ranger missions in the Mosquito was one of the most exhilarating forms of aerial combat experienced by aircrews in WWII.  Given a free hand at squadron level to select targets of opportunity deep inside enemy held......Rangers on the Rampage by Robert Taylor.
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Flying the high speed low level Day Ranger missions in the Mosquito was one of the most exhilarating forms of aerial combat experienced by aircrews in WWII. Given a free hand at squadron level to select targets of opportunity deep inside enemy held......NOT
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 Flying the high speed low level Day Ranger missions in the Mosquito was one of the most exhilarating forms of aerial combat experienced by aircrews in WWII.  Given a free hand at squadron level to select targets of opportunity deep inside enemy held......Rangers on the Rampage by Robert Taylor (AP)
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Flying the high speed low level Day Ranger missions in the Mosquito was one of the most exhilarating forms of aerial combat experienced by aircrews in WWII. Given a free hand at squadron level to select targets of opportunity deep inside enemy held......NOT
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 Flying the high speed low level Day Ranger missions in the Mosquito was one of the most exhilarating forms of aerial combat experienced by aircrews in WWII.  Given a free hand at squadron level to select targets of opportunity deep inside enemy held......Rangers on the Rampage by Robert Taylor. (APB)
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 Flying the high speed low level Day Ranger missions in the Mosquito was one of the most exhilarating forms of aerial combat experienced by aircrews in WWII.  Given a free hand at squadron level to select targets of opportunity deep inside enemy held......Rangers on the Rampage by Robert Taylor. (APC)
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Flying the high speed low level Day Ranger missions in the Mosquito was one of the most exhilarating forms of aerial combat experienced by aircrews in WWII.  Given a free hand at squadron level to select targets of opportunity deep inside enemy held ......Rangers on the Rampage by Robert Taylor. (B)
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 Flying the high speed low level Day Ranger missions in the Mosquito was one of the most exhilarating forms of aerial combat experienced by aircrews in WWII.  Given a free hand at squadron level to select targets of opportunity deep inside enemy held......Rangers on the Rampage by Robert Taylor. (C)
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Two De Havilland Mosquito FBMk VIs of 464 squadron set out on a low level mission in difficult weather conditions. ......
Low Level Raiders by Keith Woodcock.
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Two De Havilland Mosquito FBMk VIs of 464 squadron set out on a low level mission in difficult weather conditions. ......NOT
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 On 18th February 1944, nineteen De Havilland Mosquito Mk.VIs and one photo-reconnaissance aircraft took off on a mission to attempt to free 120 French patriots being held captive by the Nazis in the prison at Amiens. Codenamed <i>Operation Jericho</......
The Jericho Boys by Ivan Berryman. (C)
Price : £270.00
On 18th February 1944, nineteen De Havilland Mosquito Mk.VIs and one photo-reconnaissance aircraft took off on a mission to attempt to free 120 French patriots being held captive by the Nazis in the prison at Amiens. Codenamed Operation Jericho

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 Immediately following the Allied invasion of northern France in June 1944, 488 Sqn RNZAF found themselves in the thick of the fighting, keeping enemy intruders at bay, flying mainly at night, a role to which their young pilots aspired and excelled. ......
Tribute to 488 Sqn RNZAF by Ivan Berryman. (C)
Price : £270.00
Immediately following the Allied invasion of northern France in June 1944, 488 Sqn RNZAF found themselves in the thick of the fighting, keeping enemy intruders at bay, flying mainly at night, a role to which their young pilots aspired and excelled. ......

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It is June 1944 and, as dawn begins to break over East Anglia, Mosquito B Mk XVI bombers of the Light Night Striking Force return from a raid over Berlin. The sun is just beginning to rise and the peaceful tranquility is shattered as these majestic a......
Home Run by Gerald Coulson.
Price : £190.00
It is June 1944 and, as dawn begins to break over East Anglia, Mosquito B Mk XVI bombers of the Light Night Striking Force return from a raid over Berlin. The sun is just beginning to rise and the peaceful tranquility is shattered as these majestic a......

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It is June 1944 and, as dawn begins to break over East Anglia, Mosquito B Mk XVI bombers of the Light Night Striking Force return from a raid over Berlin. The sun is just beginning to rise and the peaceful tranquility is shattered as these majestic a......
Home Run by Gerald Coulson (B)
Price : £310.00
It is June 1944 and, as dawn begins to break over East Anglia, Mosquito B Mk XVI bombers of the Light Night Striking Force return from a raid over Berlin. The sun is just beginning to rise and the peaceful tranquility is shattered as these majestic a......

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 It is June 1944 and, as dawn begins to break over East Anglia, Mosquito B Mk XVI bombers of the Light Night Striking Force return from a raid over Berlin. The sun is just beginning to rise and the peaceful tranquility is shattered as these majestic ......
Home Run by Gerald Coulson. (XX)
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  Its a cold, misty winters day early in 1943 and a pair of Mosquitoes B. Mk IV return from a low level precision bombing raid over Occupied Europe.  As the sun rises over the East Anglian countryside the unmistakable sound of Merlin Engines shatter ......Country Life 43 by Gerald Coulson.
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Its a cold, misty winters day early in 1943 and a pair of Mosquitoes B. Mk IV return from a low level precision bombing raid over Occupied Europe. As the sun rises over the East Anglian countryside the unmistakable sound of Merlin Engines shatter ......

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  Its a cold, misty winters day early in 1943 and a pair of Mosquitoes B. Mk IV return from a low level precision bombing raid over Occupied Europe.  As the sun rises over the East Anglian countryside the unmistakable sound of Merlin Engines shatter ......Country Life 43 by Gerald Coulson. (XX)
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 A pair of No.105 Sqn Mosquitos return over the English Channel in the early dawn light.  ......
Home Again by Ivan Berryman. (C)
Price : £240.00
A pair of No.105 Sqn Mosquitos return over the English Channel in the early dawn light. ......

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On a cold winter' day with some snow covering the taxi ways on a RAF airfield, Royal Air Force ground crew engineers work on the engine of a Mosquito.  A fitting tribute to the Mosquito fighter bomber and all the crews that flew in and also worke......
Mosquitos by Keith Woodcock. (D)
Price : £60.00
On a cold winter' day with some snow covering the taxi ways on a RAF airfield, Royal Air Force ground crew engineers work on the engine of a Mosquito. A fitting tribute to the Mosquito fighter bomber and all the crews that flew in and also worke......

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 Official limited edition print of the 60th Anniversary of the George Cross Island Association. Spitfires from one of Maltas most famous squadrons, 249, climbing up over Valetta harbour in the summer of 1942.  The panorama beneath the aircraft is the......
George Cross Island Association 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Print by John Young.
Price : £210.00
Official limited edition print of the 60th Anniversary of the George Cross Island Association. Spitfires from one of Maltas most famous squadrons, 249, climbing up over Valetta harbour in the summer of 1942. The panorama beneath the aircraft is the......

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 Official limited edition print of the 60th Anniversary of the George Cross Island Association. Spitfires from one of Maltas most famous squadrons, 249, climbing up over Valetta harbour in the summer of 1942.  The panorama beneath the aircraft is the......
George Cross Island Association 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Print by John Young. (Y)
Price : £175.00
Official limited edition print of the 60th Anniversary of the George Cross Island Association. Spitfires from one of Maltas most famous squadrons, 249, climbing up over Valetta harbour in the summer of 1942. The panorama beneath the aircraft is the......

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Mosquito by Frank Wootton.
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 A Lancaster of No. 61 Squadron, RAF, piloted by Flt. Lt. Bill Reid, under attack from a German Fw190 en route to Dusseldorf on the night of November 3rd, 1943. Already injured in a previous attack, Bill Reid was again wounded but pressed on for anot......
No Turning Back by Robert Taylor.
Price : £200.00
A Lancaster of No. 61 Squadron, RAF, piloted by Flt. Lt. Bill Reid, under attack from a German Fw190 en route to Dusseldorf on the night of November 3rd, 1943. Already injured in a previous attack, Bill Reid was again wounded but pressed on for anot......

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 A Lancaster of No. 61 Squadron, RAF, piloted by Flt. Lt. Bill Reid, under attack from a German Fw190 en route to Dusseldorf on the night of November 3rd, 1943. Already injured in a previous attack, Bill Reid was again wounded but pressed on for anot......
No Turning Back by Robert Taylor (AP)
Price : £325.00
A Lancaster of No. 61 Squadron, RAF, piloted by Flt. Lt. Bill Reid, under attack from a German Fw190 en route to Dusseldorf on the night of November 3rd, 1943. Already injured in a previous attack, Bill Reid was again wounded but pressed on for anot......

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 A Lancaster of No. 61 Squadron, RAF, piloted by Flt. Lt. Bill Reid, under attack from a German Fw190 en route to Dusseldorf on the night of November 3rd, 1943. Already injured in a previous attack, Bill Reid was again wounded but pressed on for anot......
No Turning Back by Robert Taylor (B)
Price : £295.00
A Lancaster of No. 61 Squadron, RAF, piloted by Flt. Lt. Bill Reid, under attack from a German Fw190 en route to Dusseldorf on the night of November 3rd, 1943. Already injured in a previous attack, Bill Reid was again wounded but pressed on for anot......

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 During the climactic phases of WWII, the powerful De Havilland Mosquito, allowed aircrews to fly up to three sorties in twenty-four hours.  The German capital was attacked with such regularity the inhabitants christened the high-speed bmber The Berl......
The Berlin Express by Stuart Brown.
Price : £90.00
During the climactic phases of WWII, the powerful De Havilland Mosquito, allowed aircrews to fly up to three sorties in twenty-four hours. The German capital was attacked with such regularity the inhabitants christened the high-speed bmber The Berl......

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 Some of those most dangerous missions of WW II were the low level shipping attacks by Bristol Blenheims carried out against Axis shipping. These missions were important in the early stages of the War in the Mediterranean in terms of disrupting suppl......Dangerous Duty by Stan Stokes. (B)
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Some of those most dangerous missions of WW II were the low level shipping attacks by Bristol Blenheims carried out against Axis shipping. These missions were important in the early stages of the War in the Mediterranean in terms of disrupting suppl......

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 Some of those most dangerous missions of WW II were the low level shipping attacks by Bristol Blenheims carried out against Axis shipping. These missions were important in the early stages of the War in the Mediterranean in terms of disrupting suppl......Dangerous Duty by Stan Stokes. (C)
Price : £65.00
Some of those most dangerous missions of WW II were the low level shipping attacks by Bristol Blenheims carried out against Axis shipping. These missions were important in the early stages of the War in the Mediterranean in terms of disrupting suppl......

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Packs with at least one item featuring the signature of Air Marshal Sir Ivor Broom KCB CBE DSO DFC AFC (deceased)


German Night Fighter Aviation Art Prints by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
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No Turning Back by Robert Taylor.
Focke-Wulf Fw190A-5/U8 by Ivan Berryman.
Messerschmitt Me262B-1a/U1 by Ivan Berryman.
Gunners Moon by Ivan Berryman.

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Moquito Aviation Art Print Pack.
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Home Run by Gerald Coulson.
Dangerous Coast by Robert Taylor.
A De Havilland Beauty by Ivan Berryman. (C)

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RAF Mosquito Aviation Prints
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Dangerous Coast by Robert Taylor.
The Berlin Express by Stuart Brown.
Sunday Afternoon by Geoffrey R Herickx.

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Pack 517. Pack of two RAF Lancaster aviation art prints by Robert Taylor and Graeme Lothian.
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No Turning Back by Robert Taylor.
Distant Dispersal by Graeme Lothian (B)

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Pack 616. Pack of two Mosquito prints by Philip West and Keith Woodcock.
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Ready for Action by Philip West.
Trainbusters by Nicolas Trudgian.
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Pack 619. Pack of two Mosquito prints by Philip West and Stuart Brown.
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Ready for Action by Philip West. (AP)
The Berlin Express by Stuart Brown.

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WW2 Mosquito Aircraft Prints by Philip West and Stuart Brown.
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Time To Go by Philip West.
The Berlin Express by Stuart Brown.

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WW2 Luftwaffe Night Fighter Aviation Prints by Ivan Berryman and Robert Taylor.
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No Turning Back by Robert Taylor.
Gunners Moon by Ivan Berryman. (C)

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WW2 German Night Fighter Aviation Art by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
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No Turning Back by Robert Taylor.
Messerschmitt Me262B-1a/U1 by Ivan Berryman.

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WW2 Night Aviation Combat Prints by Ivan Berryman and Robert Taylor.
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No Turning Back by Robert Taylor.
Incident over Mannheim by Ivan Berryman.

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Fw190 Night Fighter Aviation Art by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
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No Turning Back by Robert Taylor.
Focke-Wulf Fw190A-5/U8 by Ivan Berryman.

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Mosquito Aircraft Aviation Prints by Keith Woodcock.
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Stirlings Ready by Keith Woodcock.
Mosquitos by Keith Woodcock.
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Sir Ivor Broom Signed Aviation Art by Keith Woodcock.
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Stirlings Ready by Keith Woodcock.
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Air Marshal Sir Ivor Broom KCB CBE DSO DFC AFC (deceased)

Squadrons for : Air Marshal Sir Ivor Broom KCB CBE DSO DFC AFC (deceased)
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No.105 Sqn RAF


Country : UK
Founded : 23rd September 1917
Fate : On 20 January 1968 the squadron disbanded for the last timein Bahrain

Fortis in proeliis - Valiant in battles

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No.105 Sqn RAF

No 105 Squadron, RFC, was formed at Andover, Hampshire, in September 1917, and was originally intended as a bomber unit for service in France. In April 1918, however, plans were changed: it was ordered to mobilize as a corps reconnaissance squadron for service in Ireland and in May it proceeded to Omagh, Co. Tyrone, equipped with RE8 aircraft. In December 1918, it was re-equipped with Bristol Fighters. and 105 Squadron continued on duties in Ireland until 1 February 1920, when the squadron was disbanded by being re-numbered to 2 Squadron at Oranmore The squadron was formed again on 12 April 1937 at RAF Harwell from B Flight of 18 Squadron as a day bomber squadron. Its first equipment was the biplane Hawker Audax while it awaited delivery of the more modern monoplane Fairey Battle. The Battles arrived in August 1937 and 105 Squadron was one of the first to be operational on the type. At the start of the Second World War in September 1939, as part of the Advanced Air Striking Force, the squadron moved to France, initially on reconnaissance missions along the France-German border. The Germans invaded France in May 1940 and the squadron was soon busy attacking the advancing German troops. One of the most important targets was the bombing of the bridges over the River Meuse in attempt to slow down the German advance. It suffered heavily from the attention of German fighters and the squadron had to retire back to England in June 1940. At RAF Honington the squadron was re-equipped with the Bristol Blenheim to join 2 Group's offensive against the invasion ports and German shipping. The squadron had many losses particularly from the German Flak ships. In October 1940 part of the squadron was detached to Malta to carry out attacks on Axis shipping in the Mediterranean Sea. It moved to RAF Swanton Morley in Norfolk. After losing its commanding officer in a raid near Stavanger in 1941, it gained a new CO, Wing Commander H.I. Edwards. For his part in planning and leading a low level daylight attack on the port of Bremen he was awarded the Victoria Cross. In October 1941 the Malta detachment returned to England and the squadron began to operate at a reduced level. The reason for the reduction in sorties was the squadron had been chosen to be the first to use the Mosquito Mk.IV and was concentrating on training. In December the squadron moved to RAF Horsham St Faith near Norwich. The first Mosquito operation was a high-level attack on Cologne as a follow-on to the "thousand-bomber" raid on the city. It was not the best use of the new aircraft and the squadron soon moved to low-level precision attacks where the aircraft had an outstanding performance. The first precision attack was against the Gestapo Headquarters in Oslo on 25 September 1942. The squadron was the first to do a daylight raid on Berlin on 30 January 1943. By June 1943 the squadron joined No. 8 (Pathfinder) Group and upgraded to Oboe-equipped Mosquito Mk.IXs. It performed precision target-marking for Bomber Command until the end of the war. The squadron was disbanded at RAF Upwood on 1 February 1946. Between 1949 and 1957 the squadron was linked with 109 Squadron as 109/105 Squadron, but on 21 February 1962 the squadron re-formed in its own right at RAF Benson with the Armstrong Whitworth Argosy, a medium-range tactical transport. By June it had moved to RAF Khormaksar, Aden, to provide support to ground forces in the area. It also carried out transport runs through the middle-east and parts of Africa. It was involved in paradropping supplies to the British Army during operations in the Radfan and was also involved in supporting the operations in Borneo. In 1966 it was supporting troops in Aden again. When the terrorist activity worsened, it was also tasked with providing search-and-rescue searches over the Indian Ocean and Red Sea. As the British withdrawal from Aden got nearer the squadron moved out the Muharraq, Bahrain, in 1967. On 20 January 1968 the squadron disbanded for the last time there.

No.107 Sqn RAF


Country : UK
Founded : 8th October 1917
Fate : No. 107 Squadron at the Thor intermediate range ballistic base at Tuddenham. On 10 July 1963 the Squadron was disbanded.

Nous y serons - We shall be there

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No.107 Sqn RAF

Though already formed at Catterick, as a day bomber unit on 8 October 1917, No. 107 Squadron was not equipped with aircraft until 15 May 1918 at RFC Lake Down, Salisbury, when it received Airco DH.9s, which it took to the Western Front on 3 June of that year. The squadron became at first part of the 13th wing of the 3rd brigade, working up to operational status. Thereafter it was transferred to the 51st wing of the 9th brigade and it began operations from Drionville. Its main targets were enemy airfields, base areas and communication lines, which it continued to attack until the Armistice. The squadron's most successful raid was made on Saponay on 21 July 1918, where a large ammunition dump was hit. From the squadron's airfield, 20 miles away at Chailly, the reflection of the explosions and fire could be seen going on all the evening and throughout the night. Another notable raid was that made on the Aulnoye railway station and junction on 1 October 1918. Returning to Hounslow Heath Aerodrome in March 1919, it disbanded there on 30 June 1919, No. 107 Squadron was reformed at RAF Andover on 10 August 1936 as a light bomber squadron, equipped with Hawker Hinds. These were replaced by Blenheim Mk.Is from August 1938 and on 4th September 1939, the squadron contributed four of these aircraft to the RAF's first air attack of World War 2 - the raid on the German warships near Wilhelmshaven. Only one of No 107's aircraft returned from this operation - and with its bomb load intact.1 No 107 Squadron, flying Blenheims, then Bostons and, finally, Mosquitos, subsequently took part in scores of raids, including such other notable ones as the mass low-level daylight raid on the Knapsack and Quadrath power stations near Cologne, on 12th August 1941; the great combined raid on Dieppe on 19th August 1942 (its task on this occasion was to bomb hostile shore batteries and thus reduce enemy opposition to the landing force); and the low-level daylight raid on the Philips radio and valve factory at Eindhoven on 6th December 1942. For a brief spell in 1941/42 the squadron operated from Malta, whilst in the closing stages of the European war (from November 1944, onwards) it operated from the Continent. In November 1945 No. 107 moved to Germany and formed part of the occupation forces until renumbered 11 Squadron on 4 October 1948. On 22 July 1959, C Flight of No. 77 Squadron was redesignated No. 107 Squadron at the Thor intermediate range ballistic base at Tuddenham. On 10 July 1963 the Squadron was disbanded.

No.114 Sqn RAF


Country : UK
Founded : 22nd September 1917
Fate : Disbanded 31st October 1971
Hong Kong

With speed I strike

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No.114 Sqn RAF

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No.163 Sqn RAF


Country : UK
Founded : 1st June 1918
Fate : Disbanded 14th July 1946

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No.163 Sqn RAF

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No.571 Sqn RAF


Country : UK
Founded : 7th April 1944
Fate : Disbanded 20th September 1945

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No.571 Sqn RAF

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Aircraft for : Air Marshal Sir Ivor Broom KCB CBE DSO DFC AFC (deceased)
A list of all aircraft associated with Air Marshal Sir Ivor Broom KCB CBE DSO DFC AFC (deceased). A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.
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Blenheim


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Manufacturer : Bristol
Production Began : 1935
Retired : 1956
Number Built : 4422

Blenheim

The Bristol Blenheim, the most plentiful aircraft in the RAFs inventory when WWII began, was designed by Frank Barnwell, and when first flown in 1936 was unique with its all metal monoplane design incorporating a retractable undercarriage, wing flaps, metal props, and supercharged engines. A typical bomb load for a Blenheim was 1,000 pounds. In the early stages of the war Blenheims were used on many daylight bombing missions. On the day that war was declared on Germany, a Blenheim piloted by Flying Officer Andrew McPherson was the first British aircraft to cross the German coast and the following morning 15 Blenheims from three squadrons set off on one of the first bombing missions The Blenheim units operated throughout the battle, often taking heavy casualties, although they were never accorded the publicity of the fighter squadrons. The Blenheim units raided German occupied airfields throughout July to December 1940, both during daylight hours and at night. Although most of these raids were unproductive, there were some successes; on 1 August five out of 12 Blenheims sent to attack Haamstede and Evere (Brussels) were able to bomb, destroying or heavily damaging three Bf 109s of II./JG 27 and apparently killing a Staffelkapitän identified as Hauptmann Albrecht von Ankum-Frank. Two other 109s were claimed by Blenheim gunners. Another successful raid on Haamstede was made by a single Blenheim on 7 August which destroyed one 109 of 4./JG 54, heavily damaged another and caused lighter damage to four more. There were also some missions which produced an almost 100% casualty rate amongst the Blenheims. One such operation was mounted on 13 August 1940 against a Luftwaffe airfield near Aalborg in north-western Denmark by 12 aircraft of 82 Squadron. One Blenheim returned early (the pilot was later charged and due to appear before a court martial, but was killed on another operation); the other 11, which reached Denmark, were shot down, five by flak and six by Bf 109s. Blenheim-equipped units had been formed to carry out long-range strategic reconnaissance missions over Germany and German-occupied territories, as well as bombing operations. In this role, the Blenheims once again proved to be too slow and vulnerable against Luftwaffe fighters and they took constant casualties While great heroism was displayed by the air crews, tremendous losses were sustained during these missions. The Blenhiem was easy pickings at altitude for German Bf-109 fighters who quickly learned to attack from below. To protect the vulnerable bellies of the Blenheims many missions were shifted to low altitude, but this increased the aircrafts exposure to anti-aircraft fire. In the German night-bombing raid on London on 18 June 1940, Blenheims accounted for five German bombers, thus proving that they were better-suited for night fighting. In July, No. 600 Squadron, by then based at RAF Manston, had some of its Mk IFs equipped with AI Mk III radar. With this radar equipment, a Blenheim from the Fighter Interception Unit (FIU) at RAF Ford achieved the first success on the night of 2–3 July 1940, accounting for a Dornier Do 17 bomber. More successes came, and before long the Blenheim proved itself invaluable as a night fighter. One Blenheim pilot, Squadron Leader Arthur Scarf, was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for an attack on Singora, Thailand, on 9 December 1941. Another bomber of No. 60 Squadron RAF was credited with shooting down Lt Col Tateo Katō's Nakajima Ki-43 fighter and badly damaging two others in a single engagement on 22 May 1942, over the Bay of Bengal. Katō's death was a severe blow to the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force.

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