Keith Broomfield - A rocket-armed Hawker "Typhoon" Mk.1B of 198 Squadron, R.A.F, one of the ten Typhoon Squadrons which wrought such havoc during the Falaise Battle of August 1944 (2,260 H.P., Napier "Sabre" Engine). In R.A.F., R.C.A.F and R.N.Z.A.F Service, 1941-45.
signed in pencil by Wing Commander Roland Prosper "Bee" Beamont, CBE, DSO & Bar, DFC & Ba with inscription 'Best wishes, O.C no. 609 West Riding Squadron. Typhoons Manston 1942-43', framed, overall dimensions 58cm x 40cm
Notes: Wing Commander Beamont flew more than five hundred operational sorties during the Second World War. He spent several months as an experimental test pilot developing the Hawker Typhoon and Tempest, and was ultimately responsible for introducing these types into operational squadron service. He further pioneered the ground attack capabilities of the Typhoon together with its use as a night-flyer and led the air-to-air campaign against the V-1 flying bomb
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