John Egerton Broome DSC, RN

Born  23 Feb 1901Seattle, Washington, USA
Died  19 Apr 1985(84)near Henley-on-Thames, England

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15 Jan 1921 S.Lt.
15 Jan 1923 Lt.
15 Jan 1931 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1936 Cdr.
1943 A/Capt.

Retired: 1 Mar 1946


1 Jan 1943 DSC
13 Feb 1945 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for John Egerton Broome, RN

HMS Veteran (D 72)Cdr.Destroyer11 Oct 19394 Dec 1940
HMS Keppel (D 84 / I 84)Cdr.Destroyer10 Sep 1941late 1942
HMS Begum (D 38)A/Capt.Escort CarrierAug 194326 Mar 1945

Career information

Broome entered the Royal Naval College at Osbourne in 1912. He commanded the destroyer HMS Veteran in the Norwegian Campaign of 1940. Jack Broome commanded the escort group of the ill-fated convoy PQ-17 in summer of 1942.

After his retirement from the Navy in 1947, he became a magazine editor, film director, writer and illustrator.


Broome family. Captain Jack Broome
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