David Langdon

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Wartime poster by David Langdon

David Langdon OBE (24 February 1914 – 18 November 2011) was an English cartoonist. Born in London, he worked from 1931 in the Architects Department of London County Council, working on his professional qualifications while drawing cartoons as a sideline.[1] In 1937 he was invited to contribute to Punch.[1]

He joined the London Rescue Service in 1939 and the Royal Air Force in 1941.[1] He produced the Billy Brown of London Town advertisements and was editor of the RAF Journal from 1945 to 1946.[1][2]

After the war he became a freelance cartoonist, contributing to Punch, The New Yorker and the Daily Mirror.[1] He also had a long association with Wycombe Wanderers football club, where he was a Life Member. His cartoons have featured on official Christmas cards sent by the club.

Langdon died on 18 November 2011 after a period of ill health. He is survived by his wife, three children and eight grandchildren.

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