Leonard Henry Harrison GC
Name: Leonard Henry Harrison
Conflict: Second World War
Gazetted: January 3, 1941
Place/date of birth: Devonport, Devon/June 6, 1906
Rank when awarded GC (and later highest rank): Civilian (later Wing Commander)
Date of bravery: February 11, 1940
London Gazette citation:
Leonard Harrison, Civil Armament Instructor (Grade I), Air Ministry
For conspicuous courage and devotion to duty in circumstances of exceptional danger.
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Other decorations: N/A
Place/date of death: Sidcup, Kent/July 15, 1989
Grave/memorials: Name on Roll of Honour at St Clement Danes, London and at RAF Wittering, Cambridgeshire
Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased at auction, Dix Noonan Webb, London, 2016
Current location of VC: Displayed on rotation at The Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes exhibition, Imperial War Museum