Orders, Decorations and Medals (22 September 2000)

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721 Pair: Corporal W. M. B. Grant, Royal Air Force General Service 1962, 1 clasp, Malay Peninsula (L4252122 S.A.C., R.A.F.); Royal Air Force L.S. & G.C., E.II.R., 2nd issue (Cpl. (4252122) R.A.F.) good very fine (2) £50-60 £55
722 Pair: Private T. I. Taig, The Parachute Regiment General Service 1962, 1 clasp, Northern Ireland (24070808 Pte., Para); U.N. Cyprus, extremely fine (2) £120-140 £120
723 Pair: Private C. Clarkson-Kearsley, The Parachute Regiment General Service 1962, 1 clasp, Northern Ireland (24070808 Pte., Para); U.N. Cyprus, a little polished, otherwise very fine (2) £150-200 £160
724 Six: Sergeant A. J. Henderson, The Parachute Regiment General Service 1962, 1 clasp, Northern Ireland (24093355 Pte., Para); South Atlantic 1982, with rosette (24093355 L Cpl, Para); U.N. Cyprus; U.N. Bosnia; Nato Medal, clasp, Former Yugoslavia; Regular Army L.S. & G.C., E.II.R., 2nd issue (24093355 Cpl, Para) nearly extremely fine (6) £750-850 £1,150
725 Pair: Lance-Corporal C. A. Aveyard, Coldstream Guards General Service 1962, 1 clasp, Northern Ireland (24404072 L.Cpl., Coldm. Gds.); Zimbabwe Independence Medal, the edge numbered ‘01200’, the first polished, therefore nearly very fine (2) £50-60 £95
726 Three: Trooper B. D. Tomkinson, 16/5th Lancers General Service 1962, 1 clasp, Northern Ireland (24801166 Tpr., 16/5 L.) rank officially corrected; Gulf 1990-91, clasp, 16 Jan to 28 Feb 1991 (24801166 Tpr., 16/5 L.); U.N. Cyprus; together with Saudi Arabia and Kuwait Liberation medals, nearly extremely fine (5) £300-350 Unsold
727 Pair: Private S. McLean, Royal Scots General Service 1962, 1 clasp, Northern Ireland (24716054 Pte., R.S.); Gulf 1990-91, clasp, 16 Jan to 28 Feb 1991 (24716054 Pte., R.S.); together with Saudi Arabia and Kuwait Liberation medals, nearly extremely fine (4) £180-220 £150
728 A good campaign group of three to Private R. Foulkes, Parachute Regiment, wounded in the night attack on Wireless Ridge General Service 1962, 1 clasp, Northern Ireland (24506212 Pte., Para.); South Atlantic 1982, with rosette (24506212 Pte., Para.); U.N. Cyprus, nearly extremely fine (3) £700-800 £880
729 Three: Colour-Sergeant T. Moran, Royal Marines General Service 1962, 2 clasps, South Arabia, Northern Ireland (RM.18743 Sgt. R.M.); South Atlantic 1982, with rosette (WO2 PO18743 RM); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., E.II.R., 2nd issue (PO18743P C.Sgt. RM) edge nick to the last, otherwise good very fine (3) £380-420 £600
730 Four: Staff Sergeant T. Caudwell, The Parachute Regiment General Service 1962, 3 clasps, Radfan, South Arabia, Northern Ireland (24059380 Pte., Para); U.N. Cyprus; South Atlantic 1982, with rosette (24059380 S Sgt, Para); Regular Army L.S. & G.C., E.II.R., 2nd issue (24059380 Sgt, Para) mounted as worn, extremely fine (4) £1600-1800 £1,800
731 Pair: Petty Officer N. Borritt, Royal Navy South Atlantic 1982, with rosette (PO(M) D062476W HMS Sheffield); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., E.II.R., 2nd issue (PO(M) D062476W HMS Dryad) good very fine (2) £350-400 £620
732 Three: Guardsman D. M. Rogers, Scots Guards South Atlantic 1982, with rosette (24585397 Gdsm., S.G.); General Service 1962, 1 clasp, Northern Ireland (24585397 Gdsm., S.G.); Gulf 1990-91, clasp, 16 Jan to 28 Feb 1991 (24585397 Gdsm., S.G.); together with Saudi Arabia and Kuwait Liberation medals, nearly extremely fine and a rare combination to the regiment (5) £500-600 £480
733 The outstanding Posthumous Boer War Victoria Cross awarded to Private John Barry, Royal Irish Regiment, for conspicuous gallantry during the night attack on Monument Hill Victoria Cross, the reverse of the suspension bar inscribed ‘Private J. Barry, Royal Irish Regiment’, the reverse centre of the cross dated ‘8th Jany. 1901‘, together with Hancocks’ & Co card box of issue; India General Service 1895-1902, 2 clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Samana 1897 (3733 Pte., 2d Bn. Ryl. Ir. Regt.); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Wittebergen, Belfast (3733 Pte., 1st Rl. Irish Regt.) minor edge bruises and nicks to the campaign medals, otherwise generally extremely fine £50000-60000 £85,000
734 A First China War C.B. group of four awarded to Major-General T. S. Reignolds, 49th Regiment, later commanding 18th Royal Irish Regiment during the Burmese War of 1852-53 and in the Crimea The Most Honourable Order of The Bath, C.B. (Military) breast badge in 22 carat gold and enamels, hallmarked London 1828, complete with original wide swivel-ring suspension and gold ribbon buckle, part of ‘rose, thistle and crown ‘ device lacking from reverse centre; China 1842 (T. S. Reignolds, C.B., Major 49th Regiment Foot) fitted with contemporary replacement ring and gold bar suspension; India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Pegu (Lt. Coll., 18th “Royal Irish” Regt.); Crimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol (Coll., C.B., 18th Regt. R.I.) contemporary engraved naming, the first with minor enamel chips, otherwise good very fine (4) £4000-4500 Unsold
735 A C.B. and Crimean War group of five awarded to Major-General W. J. E. Grant, Royal Artillery The Most Honourable Order of The Bath (Military) C.B., breast badge in gold and enamels, not hallmarked, a good quality badge of private manufacture, fitted with gold swivel-ring bar suspension and gold ribbon buckle; Crimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol (Major, Rl. Arty.) contemporary engraved naming; Legion of Honour, 2nd Empire, Knight’s breast badge, silver and enamels, some enamel damage; Order of the Medjidie, 5th class, silver, gold and enamels; Turkish Crimea, Sardinian issue, the Crimea with some pitting, otherwise nearly very fine or better (5) £500-700 £720
736 An impressive C.B., Great War D.S.O. and M.C., ‘Old Contmptibles’ group of ten awarded to Air Vice-Marshal C. T. Maclean, Royal Fusiliers, Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force The Most Honourable Order of The Bath, C.B. (Military) neck badge in silver-gilt and enamels, in case of issue; Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R.; Military Cross, G.V.R.; 1914 Star, with clasp (2.Lieut., R. Fus.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Lt. Col., R.A.F.); Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937; Coronation 1953; France, Legion of Honour, 5th class, silver and enamels, the pre-WW2 medals on a contemporary Court mounting by Collacott & Son, Cairo, the Corontaion 1953 loose as issued; together with various ribbon bars, a mounted group of miniatures of the first nine medals, the C.B. and D.S.O. both in gold and enamels, and the recipient’s inscribed G.V.R. Infantry Officer sword (Royal Fusiliers), generally good very fine or better (20) £2500-3000 £3,100
737 A C.B. and Great War D.F.C. group of eleven awarded to Air Commodore J. C. ‘Paddy’ Quinnell, Royal Artillery, Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force The Most Honourable Order of The Bath, C.B. (Military) neck badge in silver-gilt and enamels, in case of issue; Distinguished Flying Cross, G.V.R.; 1914-15 Star (2.Lieut., R.F.A.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Major, R.A.F.); 1939-45 Star; Defence & War Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf; Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937; Iraq, Active Service Medal, with clasp for Southern Kurdistan 1930-31, the last ten mounted as worn, nearly very fine or better (11) £1800-2200 £1,900
738 A good ‘post war’ C.B. ‘Palestine’ M.I.D. group of seven awarded to Brigadier R. H. Maxwell, Suffolk Regiment, later Royal Armoured Corps The Most Honourable Order of The Bath (Military), C.B., in silver-gilt and enamels, in Spink & Son Ltd fitted case of issue; 1939-45 Star; Africa Star, with 1st Army clasp; Defence and War Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine 1945-48, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Brig., Staff); Coronation 1953, the campaign medals contained in a hinged fitted case, generally good very fine or better (7) £800-1000 £700
739 The important K.B.E., C.B. group awarded to Lieutenant-General Sir Ragnar Garrett, Chief of the General Staff, Australian Military Forces, who laid down the initial conditions, and drafted the terms, of the formal surrender of the Japanese Military and Naval Forces in Bougainville The Order of the British Empire, K.B.E. (Military) 2nd type neck badge and breast star, in case of issue; The Order of the Bath, C.B. (Military) neck badge, silver-gilt and enamels, in case of issue; 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Pacific Star; Defence & War Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf; Australian Service Medal, these last six all officially impressed (NX346 A. R. Garrett); Coronation 1953, the last seven mounted as worn, together with companion mounted group of nine miniature medals, the full-size mounted medals nearly very fine, otherwise extremely fine (19) £4000-5000 £3,800
740 A Great War O.B.E. group of five awarded to Captain W. M. K. Dickinson, 20th Horse, Indian Army, later Royal Army Medical Corps The Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Military) 1st type; 1914 Star, with clasp (Lieut., 20-Horse); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Capt.); Coronation 1937, nearly good very fine (5) £180-220 £280
741 A scarce Burma O.B.E. and 1937 North West Frontier M.C. group of eight awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel H. S. D’Arcy-McArthy, 1/3rd Gurkha Rifles The Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Military) 2nd type; Military Cross, G.VI.R., the reverse officially dated 1937; India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1930-31 (Lt., 1-3 G.R.); India General Service 1936-39, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1936-37 (Capt., 1-3 G.R.); 1939-45 Star; Burma Star; Defence & War Medals, together with original news cutting giving full details of the award of the M.C., nearly extremely fine (8) £2000-2500 £2,400
742 A Second War Radar Operator/Navigator’s O.B.E., D.F.C. group of six awarded to Flight Lieutenant Kenneth Dear, Nos. 125 and 141 Squadrons, Royal Air Force, who had three confirmed victories in Beaufighters and Mosquitos The Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Military) 2nd type; Distinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R., the reverse officially dated 1944; 1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star, clasp, France & Germany; Defence & War Medals, together with two Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Books for the period October 1941 to September 1960, and an original Combat Report for the destruction of a Ju-88, good very fine (6) £1200-1500 £1,400
743 A good Second War period O.B.E., K.P.M., I.P.M. group of four awarded to Hugh Dallas Latham, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Madras The Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Civil) 2nd type; King’s Police Medal, G.VI.R., 1st issue, for Distinguished Service (Indian Police, Madras); Indian Police Medal, G.VI.R, for Meritorious Service (O.B.E., D.I.G. of Police, Madras); Coronation 1937; together with corresponding dress miniatures and ribbon bar, good very fine or better (8) £350-450 £430
744 An M.B.E. group of three attributed to Mr. John Edwin Harris The Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Civil) 1st type, hallmarked London 1926; Egypt, Order of the Nile, 5th class breast badge, silver, gilt and enamels; Defence Medal, mounted as worn, together with miniatures of the first two, Certificate of Baptism and various family Memorial cards etc., extremely fine (5) £60-80 £110
745 A fine Inter-War M.B.E. and R.V.M. group of eight awarded to Major J. Robinson, Lancashire Fusiliers, late Sergeant-Major, Scots Guards The Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) 1st type, hallmarked London 1927; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Transvaal, Wittebergen, South Africa 1901 (159 Serjt., Scots Gds.); 1914-15 Star (159 S.Mjr., S. Gds.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Q.M. & Capt.); The Royal Victorian Medal, E.VII.R., bronze, unnamed; Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (159 C.Sjt., S. Gds.); France, Medaille Militaire, the last with chipped obverse legend, some contact wear but generally very fine (8) £400-500 £680
746 A rare Second World War M.B.E. group of eight awarded to Wing Commander V. A. Gittins, Royal Air Force, awarded the Soviet Order of the Red Star for services as Engineering Officer of 151 R.A.F. Hurricane Wing in Russia The Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) 2nd type; 1939-45 Star; Burma Star; Defence and War Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, S.E. Asia 1945-46 (Act. Wg. Cdr., R.A.F.); Royal Air Force L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R., 1st issue (345670 F/Sgt., R.A.F.); U.S.S.R., Order of the Red Star, silver and enamel, the reverse officially numbered ‘364369’, in its case of issue, the first seven mounted as worn, generally good very fine (8) £800-1000 £800
747 A Second War M.B.E. group of nine awarded to Captain J. N. Farrar, late Cheshire Regiment, British Vice-Consul in Patras, Greece, prior to the German invasion The Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Civil) 2nd type; 1914-15 Star Trio (9435 Pte., Ches. R.) these three marked ‘Replacement’; 1939-45 Star; Africa Star, clasp, 8th Army; Italy Star; Defence & War Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf, mounted as worn, good very fine (9) £180-220 Unsold
748 A rare ‘Ginnis’ gold D.S.O. group of four awarded to Colonel William Bennett, The Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards) Distinguished Service Order, V.R., gold and enamels, in its Garrard & Co case of issue; India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, North West Frontier (Lieut., 1st Bn. H.Ms. 19th Regt.); Egypt & Sudan 1882-89, 1 clasp, The Nile 1884-85 (Lieut. Col., 1/Yorks. R.); Khedive’s Star 1884-6, some minor chips to wreaths of the D.S.O., otherwise nearly extremely fine (4) £4500-5500 £4,500
749 A Boer War D.S.O. group of three awarded to Major C. W. M. Feilden, Royal Scots Greys, who was mortally wounded at Klippan in February 1902 Distinguished Service Order, V.R., silver-gilt and enamels; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 6 clasps, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast (Major, D.S.O., 2/Drgns.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (Maj., D.S.O., 2/Drgns.) some chipping to wreaths of D.S.O., otherwise nearly extremely fine (3) £3000-3500 £5,000
750 A Great War D.S.O., M.C. group of seven awarded to Brigadier-General C. F. de S. Murphy, Royal Berkshire Regiment and Royal Flying Corps, commanding Second (Corps) Wing in France Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R., in case of issue; Military Cross, G.V.R., in case of issue; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Cape Colony, S.A. 1902 (Lieut., R. Berks. Regt.); 1914 Star (Capt., R.B.R. Attd. R.F.C.); British War and Victory Medals (Lt.Col., R.F.C.); Belgium, Order of the Crown, 4th class breast badge, in case of issue with named label attached (Officer Commanding Aerodrome Northolt [Ruislip, Mdx.]); together with two bronze sports medals ‘Woolwich versus Sandhurst’, both named and cased; Royal Life Saving Society, bronze medal (Lieut., 2nd R. Bks. Rgt. Feb. 1910); F.A.I. Aviator’s Certificate, No. 599, dated 20th August, 1913; Royal Aero Club Competition Permit for 1913, No. 427; Invitation to attend Buckingham Palace Garden Party, 1924; Warrant Card and relating lapel badge of the Cambridge Special Police, issued during the General Strike of 1926, and a companion set of seven miniature dress medals, nearly extremely fine (17) £2000-2500 £2,800
751 A fine Great War D.S.O., M.C. group of five awarded to Major Joseph Joyce, Motor Machine Gun Service, later Machine Gun Corps Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R.; Military Cross, G.V.R.; 1914-15 Star (Capt., M.G.C.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Major) generally good very fine (5) £1200-1500 £1,900
752 A Great War ‘Messines Ridge’ D.S.O., M.C. group of five awarded to Major J. A. Howell, Cheshire Regiment Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R.; Military Cross, G.V.R., the reverse inscribed ‘Major, Cheshire Regt.’; 1914-15 Star (Capt., Ches. R.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Major) the Victory Medal renamed, good very fine (5) £900-1100 £1,200
753 A scarce Great War D.S.C. group of five awarded to Commander A. H. S. Casswell, Royal Navy, serving with the Naval Siege Guns on shore in Belgium Distinguished Service Cross, G.V.R., the reverse inscribed ‘Nieuport, 1915’; 1914-15 Star (S.Lt., D.S.C. R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (Lieut., R.N.); French Croix de Guerre 1914-1916, the reverse arms inscribed ‘A. H. S. Casswell, Nieuport’, very fine (5) £900-1100 £1,650
754 An exceptional Great War ‘Q-Ship’ D.S.C. group of three awarded to Lieutenant N. F. Smiles, Royal Naval Reserve Distinguished Service Cross, G.V.R.; 1914-15 Star (Lieut., R.N.R.); Victory Medal 1914-19 (Lieut., R.N.R.) good very fine or better (3) £600-800 £2,200
755 A Great War D.S.C. pair awarded to Sub-Lieutenant Charles K. Chase, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and Royal Naval Air Service Distinguished Service Cross, G.V.R., the reverse inscribed ‘Sub.Lieut. R.N.V.R. att. R.N.A.S., Dunkirk 21st April 1917’; French Croix de Guerre 1914-1917, neatly inscribed around the reverse centre ‘Dunkirk 21st April 1917’, extremely fine (2) £500-700 £520
756 An ‘Operation Neptune’ D.S.C. group of eight awarded to Commander J. P. Apps, Royal Navy Distinguished Service Cross, G.VI.R., the reverse dated 1944; 1914-15 Star (Mid., R.N.R.); British War and Victory Medals (S.Lt., R.N.); Naval General Service 1915-62, 2 clasps, Palestine 1936-39, Minesweeping 1945-51 (Lt.Cdr., R.N.); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star, clasp, France and Germany; War Medal, with M.I.D. oak leaf, together with original Admiralty letter advising of the award of the D.S.C., generally good very fine (8) £800-1000 £1,600
757 A Great War Gallipoli M.C. and Mediterranean Theatre A.F.C. group of five awarded to Captain C. McM. Laing, Royal Scots Fusiliers and Royal Air Force Military Cross, G.V.R., the reverse inscribed ‘Gallipoli 1915’; Air Force Cross, G.V.R., the reverse inscribed ‘Mediterranean 1919’; 1914-15 Star (2.Lieut., R. Sc. Fus.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Capt., R.A.F.) mounted as worn, good very fine (5) £1400-1600 £1,600
758 A ‘Defence of Great Britain’ M.C. group of four awarded to Captain R. C. L. Holme, Somerset Light Infantry, Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force Military Cross, G.V.R.; 1914-15 Star (2.Lieut., Som. L.I.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Capt., R.A.F.) good very fine (4) £1200-1500 £2,200
759 A Great War ‘Western Front’ M.C. group of four awarded to Major F. W. Heys, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Military Cross, G.V.R.; British War and Victory Medals (Major); Territorial Decoration, G.V.R., generally good very fine (4) £400-500 £520
760 A Great War M.C. group of three awarded to Captain R. A. ‘Arizona’ Andrew, Fife and Forfar Yeomanry Military Cross, G.V.R.; British war and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Capt.) nearly extremely fine (3) £350-450 £550
761 A Great War M.C. group of three awarded to Captain A. L. Dickson, Army Ordnance Department Military Cross, G.V.R.; British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Capt.); together with a silver Italian commemorative medal dated 1918, nearly extremely fine (4) £280-320 £380
762 A Great War D.F.C. and Bar awarded to Major-General C. J. Venter, South African Air Force, late Royal Air Force, a 16-Victory Ace with No. 29 Squadron Distinguished Flying Cross, G.V.R., with Second Award Bar, in its original Pinches case of issue; together with the original 1918 Second Army Field Order announcing the award of the Bar to the D.F.C., his 9 carat gold tipped swagger stick with R.A.F. crests and inscribed with his name, a pair of leather flying gloves and a Royal Flying Corps silk scarf, the first nearly extremely fine £900-1200 £920
763 A Great War Sopwith Camel ‘Ace’s’ D.F.C. group of three awarded to Captain Robert McLaughlin, Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross, G.V.R., in case of issue; British War and Victory Medals (Capt., R.A.F.) very fine (3) £1500-1800 £3,100
764 A fine Second War Mosquito Pilot’s D.F.C. and Bar group of five awarded to Flight Lieutenant P. J. P. Trotman, Nos. 150 and 692 Squadrons, Royal Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R., with Second Award Bar, the reverse of both officially dated 1945; 1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star; Defence & War Medals, mounted as worn, together with his two Pilot’s Flying Log Books for the period November 1940 to March 1946, handsomely bound as one in blue cloth embossed with his name and containing several photographs and a congratulatory telegram from ‘Bomber’ Harris, nearly extremely fine (5) £1400-1800 £1,950
765 A Second War D.F.C., and post-war A.F.C. and Bar group of six awarded to Wing Commander D. S. Bell, Royal Air Force, a Pilot with No. 161 (Special Duties) Squadron, later flying Victor and Vulcan bombers and commanding No. 139 Squadron Distinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R., the reverse officially dated 1943; Air Force Cross, E.II.R., the reverse officially dated 1954, with Second Award Bar, the reverse officially dated 1966; 1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star, clasp, France & Germany; War Medal; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Near East (Flt. Lt., R.A.F.), together with six R.A.F. Pilot’s Flying Log Books, one Civilian Flying Log Book, several photographs and congratulatory telegram from ‘Bomber’ Harris, nearly extremely fine (6) £3000-4000 £4,500
766 A Second War D.F.C., D.F.M. group of seven awarded to Squadron Leader R. N. Ayles, Nos. 103 and 61 Squadrons, Royal Air Force, a veteran of the Battle of France and two ‘thousand bomber‘ raids Distinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R., the reverse officially dated 1943; Distinguished Flying Medal, G.VI.R. (581490 Sgt., R.A.F.); 1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star, clasp, France & Germany; Defence & War Medals; Coronation 1953, mounted as worn, together with his Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book for the period August 1939 to March 1945 and numerous documents, photographs and strike-photos, good very fine (7) £1500-1800 £3,300
767 A Battle of France Hurricane Pilot’s D.F.C. group of three awarded to Pilot Officer R. C. Whittaker, Nos. 17 and 111 Squadrons, Royal Air Force, credited with the destruction of seven enemy aircraft before he was himself shot down in flames and killed in June 1940 Distinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R., the reverse officially dated 1940; 1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star; War Medal, together with a large quantity of original documentation, including the ‘missing in action’ telegram, Buckingham Palace condolence letter, investiture letter, Air Ministry letters and others from friends and dignitaries, numerous newspaper cuttings, and a record compiled by the Squadron Intelligence Officer of Whittaker’s combat history, all professionally mounted in a leather bound album, together with a matching leather bound volume containing comprehensive extracts from the Operations Record Book and Combat Reports, extremely fine (4) £1800-2200 £3,200
768 A Battle of Britain and Night Fighter Pilot’s Immediate D.F.C. group of four awarded to Squadron Leader D. O. Hobbis, Nos. 219 and 488 (New Zealand) Squadrons, Royal Air Force, officially credited with the destruction of three enemy aircraft at night, killed on operations whilst piloting a Mosquito in November 1943 Distinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R., the reverse officially dated 1941, in its Royal Mint case of issue; 1939-45 Star, clasp, Battle of Britain; Air Crew Europe Star; War Medal, together with named condolence slip (Squadron Leader, D.F.C.) in card box of issue addressed to his mother, and two original photographs, extremely fine (4) £2000-2500 £2,300
769 A 1940 D.F.C. group of eight awarded to Squadron Leader P. Duggan-Smith, No. 18 Squadron, Royal Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R., the reverse officially dated 1940; 1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star; Africa Star, clasp, North Africa 1942-43; Burma Star, clasp, Pacific; Defence & War Medals; New Zealand War Service Medal, together with his four Pilot’s Flying Log Books for the period January 1938 to October 1974, and an album containing a most comprehensive collection of documents, letters and photographs covering his very long career, the medals sometime plated, nearly very fine (8) £1200-1500 £1,700
770 A fine Beaufighter and Mosquito Night Fighter Pilot’s D.F.C. and American D.F.C. group of nine awarded to Wing Commander W. R. L. Beaumont, Nos. 219 and 151 Squadrons, Royal Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R., the reverse dated 1944; 1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star, clasp, France and Germany; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals; Air Efficiency Award, G.VI.R., with second award bar (Act. Sqn. Ldr., R.A.F.V.R.); Coornation 1953; U.S.A., Distinguished Flying Cross, together with companion set of nine mounted miniature medals and related ribbon bars, nearly extremely fine (18) £1500-1800 £2,200
771 A Second War D.F.C. and American Silver Star group of six awarded to Squadron Leader Gilbert Wood, Nos. 103 and 35 Squadrons, Royal Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R., the reverse dated 1943; 1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star; Defence and War Medals; U.S.A., Silver Star, with case of issue for this, together with companion set of miniatures, both groups mounted as worn, good very fine (12) £900-1100 £1,300
772 A Dakota Transport Pilot’s D.F.C. and American D.F.C. group of six awarded to Flying Officer S. J. Rand, No. 117 Squadron, Royal Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R., the reverse officially dated 1945; 1939-45 Star; Burma Star; Defence & War Medals; U.S.A., Distinguished Flying Cross, the reverse inscribed ‘F/O S. J. Rand AR 600-45 15.9.45’, mounted as worn, together with the recipient’s Pilot’s Flying Log Book for the period August 1941 to December 1945, original U.S. orders and citation for American D.F.C., congratulatory letter from Air-Commander-in-Chief Park, and a news cutting, good very fine and scarce (6) £1200-1400 £1,300
773 A Spitfire and Mustang Pilot’s D.F.C. group of five awarded to Flight Lieutenant J. C. Minto, Nos. 145, 611 and 65 Squadrons, Royal Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R., the reverse officially dated 1945, and additionally inscribed ‘Flt. Lt. D.F.C.’; 1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star, clasp, France & Germany; Italy Star; War Medal, the last four all named in the Boots Chemist style (Flt. Lt., D.F.C.), together with named Buckingham Place letter, good very fine (5) £800-1000 £880
774 A Canadian Spitfire Pilot’s ‘Dieppe’ D.F.C. group of six awarded to Squadron Leader F. E. Green, Nos. 411 (Grizzly Bear), 412 (Falcon), and 416 (City of Oshawa) Squadrons, Royal Canadian Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R., the reverse officially dated 1942 and additionally inscribed ‘F/Lt., 412 Sq. R.C.A.F.‘; 1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star; Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, with overseas clasp; War Medal, the last three all Canadian issues in silver, good very fine (6) £600-700 £750
775 A Hurricane Pilot’s Immediate D.F.C. group of four awarded to Flight Lieutenant Victor Smith, Nos. 3 and 198 Squadrons, Royal Air Force, killed whilst flying a Typhoon over Holland in 1943 Distinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R., the reverse officially dated 1943, in its Royal Mint case of issue; 1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star; War Medal, these in their named card box of issue addressed to his widow together with Air Council condolence letter, extremely fine (4) £1200-1400 £1,200
776 A Second War Radar Operator/Navigator’s Immediate D.F.C. group of seven awarded to Flying Officer R. J. McIlvenny, No. 604 Squadron, Royal Air Force, officially credited with the destruction of five enemy aircraft Distinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R., the reverse officially dated 1945; 1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star, clasp, France & Germany; Africa Star, clasp, North Africa 1942-43; Italy Star; War Medal; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Arabian Peninsula (Flt. Lt., R.A.F.) very fine and better (7) £1000-1200 £1,150
777 A Spitfire Pilot’s Immediate D.F.C. group of six awarded to Flight Lieutenant R. G. C. Russell, Nos. 601 and 241 Squadrons, Royal Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R., the reverse officially dated 1945; 1939-45 Star; Italy Star; Defence & War Medals; Coronation 1953, mounted as worn, together with his very detailed and comprehensively annotated S.A.A.F. Pilot’s Flying Log Book for the period February 1943 to August 1951, good very fine (6) £1200-1400 £1,450
778 An outstanding Spitfire and Typhoon Pilot’s ‘Normandy’ D.F.C. group of five awarded to Flying Officer Sydney ‘Crusher’ Croft, Nos. 72 and 247 Squadrons, Royal Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R., the reverse officially dated 1945; 1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star, clasp, France & Germany; Defence & War Medals, together with his R.A.F. Pilot’s Flying Log Book for the period January 1941 to January 1947, excellent content with notes of more than 20 of his fellow pilots being shot down, and eleven original photographs, good very fine (5) £1200-1500 £1,900
779 A fine Second World War D.F.C. group of six awarded to Flight Lieutenant G. ‘Tiger’ Hunter, Nos. 218 (Gold Coast) and 142 Squadrons, Royal Air Force, later 2nd Pilot to comedian Jimmy ‘Whacko’ Edwards in No. 271 Squadron, engaged in towing Gliders on ‘D’ Day and to Arnhem Distinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R., the reverse officially dated 1943, with its Royal Mint case of issue; 1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star, clasp, France & Germany; Italy Star; Defence & War Medals, with their named card box of issue, together with his Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book for the period July 1941 to August 1945, with endorsement confirming loss of original Log Book for the period November 1940 to July 1941, an unusually well detailed Log Book with several inserted target photographs, extremely fine (6) £1000-1200 £1,000
780 A Great War Sea Plane Pilot’s A.F.C. group of four awarded to Captain Ronald E. Dean, Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Air Force Air Force Cross, G.V.R.; 1914-15 Star (Flt. S. Lt., R.N.A.S.); British War and Victory Medals (Flt. Lt., R.N.A.S.) nearly extremely fine (4) £900-1200 £980
781 A good A.F.C., Spitfire Pilot’s Battle of Britain group of six awarded to Squadron Leader Phillip H. Tew, Nos. 65 and 54 Squadrons, Royal Air Force Air Force Cross, G.VI.R., 2nd issue, the reverse officially dated 1948; 1939-45 Star, clasp, Battle of Britain; Air Crew Europe Star; Defence & War Medals; Royal Air Force L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R., 2nd issue (Act. Sqn. Ldr., R.A.F.) the group mounted as worn, together with six Pilot’s Flying Log Books for the period November 1933 to January 1948, named Buckingham Palace letter on award of A.F.C., Air Ministry letter on leaving the R.A.F., and several photographs including a group shot of the Staff Officers at Central Flying School, Little Rissington, in 1947, good very fine (6) £3000-3500 £5,100
782 A Second World War A.F.C. group of five awarded to Flight Lieutenant J. L. H. Heagerty, R.A.F.V.R., a pilot with No. 21 Squadron and later with 34 Wing, Tactical Air Force, at Montgomery’s Headquarters Air Force Cross, G.VI.R., the reverse dated 1946; 1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star, clasp, France and Germany; Defence and War Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf, mounted as worn, together with original M.I.D. Certificate dated 1st January 1946, named Buckingham Palace letter for A.F.C., several contemporary news cuttings, and Death Certificate issued by the British Consulate at Hamburg, good very fine (5) £800-900 £700
783 A Second World War A.F.C. group of four awarded to Squadron Leader J. R. Ayling, Royal Air Force, a pre-War pilot who flew the first flight from mainland Canada to England Air Force Cross, G.VI.R., the reverse officially dated 1944; 1939-45 Star; Defence & War Medals, with Commendation oak leaf, together with original Commendation Certificate dated 1 January 1943, numerous letters, and two pre-War family photograph albums, good very fine (4) £600-800 Unsold
784 A Flying Instructor’s A.F.C. group of four awarded to Flight Lieutenant W. E. Holland, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Air Force Cross, G.VI.R., the reverse officially dated 1946; Defence & War Medals; Air Efficiency Award, G.VI.R., 1st issue (Flt. Lt., R.A.F.V.R.) court mounted as worm, extremely fine (4) £600-800 £700
785 A Great War ‘Western Front’ D.C.M. group of five awarded to Corporal Fitter J. T. Bell, Royal Field Artillery Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (45416 Ftr. Cpl., ‘A’ By., 103 Bde. R.F.A.) suspension neatly fixed with silver solder; 1914-15 Star (45416 Gnr., R.F.A.); British War and Victory Medals (45416 Cpl., R.A.); France, Medaille Militaire, enamel damage to last, otherwise generally nearly very fine or better (5) £280-320 £450
786 An extremely rare Great War R.A.F. D.C.M. pair awarded to Second Lieutenant P. Spargo, Royal Air Force, who died of wounds in Salonika whilst flying with No. 17 Squadron Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (1504 Sjt., R.A.F.); 1914 Star, with clasp (1504 2/A.M., R.F.C.) the star officially re-impressed, together with two original photographs of Spargo with Greek patriots, nearly extremely fine and one of only six D.C.M’s awarded to the R.A.F. in the Great War (2) £2500-3000 Unsold
787 Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (12361 Sjt. B. Quick, 23/Hy. By. R.G.A.) cut to obverse rim, otherwise very fine £200-250 £210
788 An exceptionally rare Fighter Pilot’s C.G.M. group of five awarded posthumously to Pilot Officer John Casson, No. 250 Squadron, Royal Air Force, together with the group of four awarded to his brother, Sergeant W. H. Casson, killed whilst serving with No. 102 (Ceylon) Squadron Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (Flying), G.VI.R. (778890 F/Sgt. J. Casson, R.A.F.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; War Medal, these last four officially engraved as issued by the Rhodesian Government (P/O. J. Casson, C.G.M. 250 Sqdn.) in box of issue with official Rhodesian named condolence slip, and a contemporary manuscript page giving information on John Casson’s movements with 250 Squadron in 1944; together with his brother’s group of four, comprising 1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star; Defence & War Medals, all officially engraved as issued by the Rhodesian Government (778385 Sgt. W. H. Casson, 102 Sqdn.) in box of issue with official Rhodesian named condolence slip, extremely fine (9) £5000-7000 Unsold
789 A London Blitz George Medal awarded to Air Raid Warden M. C. Starr, Holborn A.R.P. George Medal, G.VI.R., 1st issue (Maurice Cohen Starr) polished and sometime gilded, otherwise nearly very fine £600-700 £850
790 A rare ‘Irish Troubles’ K.P.M. pair awarded to Sergeant J. F. Maguire, Royal Ulster Constabulary, formerly Royal Irish Constabulary King’s Police Medal, G.V.R. (P.S. John Francis Maguire, Royal Ulster Constabulary); Visit to Ireland 1911, complete with top bar brooch (J. F. Maguire, R.I.C.) very fine or better (2) £800-1000 Unsold
791 A Great War D.S.M. and Bar awarded to Petty Officer W. J. Adams, Royal Navy, for services in ‘Q’ Ships against enemy submarines Distinguished Service Medal, G.V.R., with Second Award Bar (189087 W. J. Adams, P.O. 22 Oct. 1916) a replacement issue, the naming officially impressed in a later style, the reverse of the Bar undated, nearly extremely fine £500-600 Unsold
792 A superb Great War D.S.M. group of five awarded to Gunner S. W. Brattle, Royal Marine Artillery Reserve, for the epic five-hour engagement between the Defensively Armed Merchant Ship S.S. Durango and two German submarines in August 1917 Distinguished Service Medal, G.V.R. (B.1227. Gunr., R.M.A.R. Atlantic Ocean 26 Aug. 1917); 1914-15 Star (R.M.A. 9262 Gr.); british War and Victory Medals (R.M.A. 9262 Gr.); Naval L.S. & G.C., G.V.R. 1st issue (9262 Gunner, R.M.A.) together with parchment Certificate of Service, portrait photograph and ten other original documents, light contact marks, otherwise good very fine (5) £700-900 £1,450
793 A Dwina River Expeditionary Force D.S.M. group of five awarded to Petty Officer Edward Eves, Royal Navy Distinguished Service Medal, G.V.R. (217536 Ldg. Sea., River Dwina 1918); 1914-15 Star Trio (217536 L.S. R.N.); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (217536 P.O. H.M.S. Victory); together with the group of four awarded to his brother, Regulating Petty Officer J. E. Eves, Royal Navy, comprising 1914-15 Star Trio (237525 L.S./P.O. R.N.) and Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 2nd issue (237525 R.P.O. H.M.S. Vernon) contact wear, otherwise nearly very fine (9) £800-1000 £1,400
794 Distinguished Service Medal, G.V.R. (A.8654 J. Crorkran, Sea. R.N.R.-Mediterranean Sea 23 March 1918) suspension claw re-pinned, otherwise nearly very fine £180-220 Unsold
795 A fine Second World War D.S.M. group of seven awarded to Acting Yeoman of Signals G. J. Davis, H.M.S. Vanoc, later Chief Airman Fleet Air Arm, for the destruction of U-99 and U-100, commanded by two of Germany’s leading U-boat aces Distinguished Service Medal, G.VI.R. (P/JX.137589 A/Y.S. H.M.S. Vanoc); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star, clasp, France and Germany; War Medal; Naval General Service 1915-62, 1 clasp, Malaya, E.II.R., 1st issue (L/FX.670883, D.S.M. C.A. R.N.); Coronation 1953; Naval L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R., 2nd issue (FX.670883, D.S.M. C.P.O. Air. H.M.S. Blackcap) mounted as worn, generally very fine (7) £800-1000 £1,500
796 A ‘Battle of Calabria’ D.S.M. group of four awarded to Chief Petty Officer J. C. E. Horn, H.M.S. Gloucester, killed in action when his ship was sunk off Crete in May 1941 Distinguished Service Medal, G.VI.R. (JX.152157 C.P.O. H.M.S. Gloucester); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; War Medal, very fine (4) £600-700 £950
797 A Second World War D.S.M. group of six awarded to Able Seaman Edward Else, H.M.S. Launceston Castle, for the destruction of the U-1200 Distinguished Service Medal, G.VI.R. (A.B. D/JX.286563); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star, clasp, France and Germany; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals, nearly very fine (6) £450-550 £600
798 A ‘P.Q. 16’ Russian Convoy D.S.M. group of seven awarded to Chief Engine Room Artificer F. C. Laming, H.M.S. Volunteer Distinguished Service Medal, G.VI.R. (M.5556 C.E.R.A.); British War and Victory Medals (E.R.A.4 R.N.); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; War Medal; Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 2nd issue (5556 E.R.A.2, H.M.S. Sandhurst) the Great War medals polished, fine, the first with edge cut, otherwise good very fine (7) £600-800 £900
799 A good 1940 D.S.M. group of nine awarded to Chief Engine Room Artificer John Pullen, H.M.S. Wild Swan Distinguished Service Medal, G.VI.R. (M.1577 C.E.R.A.2 H.M.S. Wild Swan); 1914-15 Star (M.1577 E.R.A.4 R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (M.1577 E.R.A.3 R.N.); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star, clasp France & Germany; Defence & War Medals; Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., coinage head (M.1577 A/C.E.R.A.2 H.M.S. Wild Swan) together with Admiralty instructions for Investiture at Buckingham Palace, good very fine (9) £800-1000 £1,350
800 A Second War Submariner’s D.S.M. group of seven awarded to Chief Mechanician (Engineering) C. H. Frostick, H.M. Submarine Torbay Distinguished Service Medal, G.VI.R. (A/Ldg. Sto., C/KX.105421); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Africa Star, clasp, North Africa 1942-43; Italy Star; War Medal; Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., E.II.R., 1st issue (KX.105421 D.S.M., P.O. S.M., H.M.S. Trump) the last with official corrections, otherwise very fine and better (7) £1200-1500 £1,600