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|Captain Richard Todd OBE (deceased)|
Later a world famous actor - with a key role as Major John Howard in the D-Day film The Longest Day - Richard Todd jumped into Normandy with 7th Para at 0040 hours on June 6th 1944. Their immediate task was to support the holding of Pegasus Bridge against fierce German counterattacks. Originally commissioned into the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, he was seconded to The Parachute Regiment in 1943. In Normandy he transferred to 6th Airborne HO on D-Day +5 and stayed with them until September 1944 when they were withdrawn to England. He later took part in the Rhine crossing and subsequent fighting and the advance to meet the Russians at Wisman on the Baltic. His service with The Parachute Regiment ended in Palestine in 1946. He then returned to his career as an actor and producer, achieving fame for both film roles and stage performances, including the brilliant portrayal of Guy Gibson in the legendary Dam Busters film. Sadly, Richard Todd died on 4th December 2009 at the age of 90.
Items Signed by Captain Richard Todd OBE (deceased)
| ||Primary Target by Philip West. (B)|
Price : £150.00
|In 1943, the RAF's 617 Squadron set out to destroy three dams in Germany's Ruhr valley. They managed to breach two, giving a boost to Britain's war effort. On 16th May 1943, 19 aircraft set out to destroy the Mohne, Eder and Sorpe dams......|
|Lancaster Legend by Philip West. (AP)|
Price : £155.00
|After another long, dangerous mission this Lancaster is limping home flak damaged, past the windmill at Cley-next-the-Sea.......|
|Welcome Home by Stephen Brown (AP)|
Price : £175.00
|A flak-damaged Lancaster of 617 Squadron struggles across the airfield perimeter as it returns to base after a precision raid over enemy territory. After writing a new chapter in aviation history with the famous Dams Raid of May 1943, 617 Squadron ......|
| ||Dambusters - The Morning After by Gerald Coulson. (AP)|
|Just after midnight, on the night of 16/17 May 1943, Lancaster crews of 617 Squadron undertook what was to become the most remarkable and probably best remembered air raid of the Second World War. Flying all the way from their base in England in dark......||NOT|
| ||Normandy Veterans Association 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Print by Michael Turner.|
|Official limited edition print of the 60th Anniversary of the Normandy Veterans Association. The Eastern Flank of the D-Day battlefield, 1300 hours, June 6th 1944. No single picture could possibly encompass the actions of all British forces on D-D......||NOT|
| ||Yangtse Incident by Timothy OBrien. (B)|
Price : £50.00
| HMS Amethyst about to return fire while a Sunderland of 88 Squadron makes a hurried departure, 23rd of April 1949. |
This edition is signed by world famous actor Richard Todd, who played the part of Lieutenant Commander John Kerans in the film.......
Packs with at least one item featuring the signature of Captain Richard Todd OBE (deceased)
| ||Dambusters Print Pack.|
Pack Price : £170.00
Saving : £270
|Aviation Print Pack. ......|
Titles in this pack :
Primary Target by Philip West. (B)
Tragedy at the Eder by Ivan Berryman.
O Safe Home by Ivan Berryman.
The One That Broke The Dam by Ivan Berryman.
No Way Back by Ivan Berryman.
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