Harrison L.H










Leonard Henry Harrison
Civilian Armament Instructor
Royal Air Force
Later Wing Commander

Born:6th January 1905
Devonport, Plymouth, England

On 11th February 1940 as a civilian instructor at RAF Manby he was called to use his knowledge and skill when a grain carrier limped into Immimgham Dock having been bombed in the North Sea. An unexploded bomb was wedged in the main deck. The bomb had a fuze of a type unknown at that time. With help from a colleague, Flt Lt John Dowland and fellow instructor, Harrison managed to defuse the bomb. A month later, he was called to defuse another bomb, this time onboard a fishing vessel in the Humber.