Artist Keith Shone. © D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.

Braddock and his crew flying a Lancaster bomber on a night mission over Genoa, Italy.

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Writer:- The Victor editorial team. Artists:- Keith Shone; and several unknown artists.

Main cast:- Sergeant Matt Braddock; Sergeant George Bourne.

Time period:- The Second World War.

One of the greatest World War Two British comics characters was Sergeant Matt Braddock, the scourge of all spit and polish officers and tin-pot non-commissioned officers, (NCOís). Braddock was a no nonsense character who hated authority figures who were more interested in ensuring that the war was run according to the rule book as opposed to fighting the war. Even though he fell foul of many senior officers, he was usually saved from being court-martialled by very senior officers who like Braddock didnít care how the war was fought, as long as it was fought. (Braddock was court-martialled in almost every series). Sergeant George Bourne was his navigator and friend in many adventures.

The Braddock stories had originally appeared as text stories in the Rover and Wizard text comic.

For a synopsis of each Braddock story that appears in the Victor please refer to the Victor Index via the button below and search for Braddock#.

Victor Index.

The Victor Index.

The following adventures of Braddock and Bourne are from -

Note other episodes to be added in due course.

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The below episodes are from the series I Flew With Braddock.

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On a recent trip to Barcelona, I visited a weekly book and comic fair, where I bought a Spanish copy of Red Dagger 12 Braddock and the Flying Tigers. The front cover and three pages have been reproduced below. For those of you those Spanish is slightly rusty (mine's seized solid), the English version is produced below the Spanish version. There are possibly other Red Daggers that have been published in Spanish, but at the moment I have no other details. The front colour cover below for the Spanish version of the story might be the same as the British version, on the other hand it might not be! I've no confirmation on this as yet.

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Text © Adrian Banfield, 2011.