John Egerton Broome DSC, RN
|Born||23 Feb 1901||Seattle, Washington, USA|
|Died||19 Apr 1985||(84)||near Henley-on-Thames, England|
Retired: 1 Mar 1946
Warship Commands listed for John Egerton Broome, RN
|HMS Veteran (D 72)||Cdr.||Destroyer||11 Oct 1939||4 Dec 1940|
|HMS Keppel (D 84 / I 84)||Cdr.||Destroyer||10 Sep 1941||late 1942|
|HMS Begum (D 38)||A/Capt.||Escort Carrier||Aug 1943||26 Mar 1945|
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.
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