Leonard Henry Harrison GC

Name: Leonard Henry Harrison

Conflict: Second World War

Gazetted: January 3, 1941

Service: Civilian

Leonard Henry Harrison GC

Medal group

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