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The important Great War D.S.O. group of four awarded to Colonel A. D. Carden, Royal Engineers, attached Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force, a pioneer of the air who, in his own words, learned to fly by ‘taking his plane into the sky and putting it down again without killing myself’, an achievement all the more admirable in light of the fact ‘he was probably the only one-armed pilot in the world’: from his part in the maiden flight of...
Sold for £3,700
‘After tea Collett and I went back to town by train and had a talk about many things, for Collett was in the Camel Squadron on the same aerodrome and he used to come back shot to ribbons nearly every time he went out. One day he drove a German machine down to the ground behind the German lines, and then to make quite sure he fired at it on the ground until it burst into flames. Collett was always downing the Hun, whenever and wherever he could...
Sold for £12,000
The British War Medal 1914-20 awarded to Captain J. L. Trollope, M.C. and Bar, Royal Air Force, late Royal Engineers and Royal Flying Corps, who claimed a record six victories in a single day as a Flight Commander in No. 43 Squadron in March 1918: shortly afterwards shot down by the renowned ace Leutnant Paul Billik and taken prisoner, he suffered terrible wounds that would affect him for the rest of his life - ‘Tall, well built and well liked,...
Sold for £1,500
A rare Great War M.S.M. group of three awarded to 2nd Lieutenant C. W. Brown, Royal Air Force, late Grenadier Guards and Royal Flying Corps
British War and Victory Medals (2 Lieut. C. W. Brown, R.A.F.); Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R., 1st issue (1087 Fl. Sjt. C. W. Brown, R.F.C.), together with his Grenadier Guards brass nameplate, impressed ‘13106 C. W. Brown’, generally good very fine (4) £300-400
Sold for £600
A Great War M.S.M. group of four awarded to Chief Mechanic H. W. Hartwell, Royal Air Force, late Royal Flying Corps
British War Medal 1914-20 (7132 F. Sjt. H. W. Hartwell, R.A.F.); Victory Medal 1914-19 (7132 F. Sgt. H. W. Hartwell, R.A.F.), renamed; Jubilee 1935; Royal Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R., coinage bust (7132 Ch. Mec. H. W. Hartwell, R.A.F.), generally good very fine (4) £400-450
Sold for £330
A fine Second World War Battle of Britain O.B.E. group of seven awarded to Wing Commander H. G. P. Ovenden, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, late East Surrey Regiment, Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force, who flew operationally in B.E. 2s on the Western Front, prior to witnessing further active service out in India in 1919-21: but his time as Adjutant at R.A.F. Hornchurch throughout the Battle of Britain was probably no less memorable, the a...
Sold for £1,000
Five: Flight Lieutenant M. O. F. England, Royal Air Force, late Royal Marines Divisional Engineers and Royal Naval Air Service, who saw operational service as an Observer in No. 1 Wing at Dunkirk
1914-15 Star (Deal 49-S Spr. M. O. F. England, R.M.); British War Medal 1914-20 (Obs. Lt. M. O. F. England, R.N.A.S.); Victory Medal 1914-19 (Obs. Lt. M. O. F. England, R.N.A.S.), renamed; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, generally good very fine (5)...
Sold for £150
Three: Flight Sergeant T. W. Print, Royal Air Force, late Royal Naval Air Service
1914-15 Star (F. 5636 T. W. Print, A.M. 1, R.N.A.S.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaf (F. 5636 T. W. Print, C.P.O. 3, R.N.A.S.), very fine or better (3) £150-200
Sold for £220
Three: Lieutenant J. H. Thomas, Royal Air Force, late Liverpool Regiment and Royal Flying Corps, who served as a pilot in No. 8 Squadron 1916-17
1914-15 Star (2108 Sjt. J. H. Thomas, L’pool R.); British War and Victory Medals (Lieut. J. H. Thomas, R.F.C.), the last with officially re-impressed naming, good very fine (3) £200-250
Pair: Temporary Captain H. J. Taplin, Royal Air Force, late Royal Flying Corps, an Aero Engine and Aeroplane Designer
British War and Victory Medals (2/Lieut. H. J. Taplin, R.F.C.), good very fine (2) £150-200
Sold for £260
Pair: Lieutenant W. H. Douche, Machine Gun Corps, late Artists Rifles and Royal Flying Corps
British War and Victory Medals (2 Lieut. W. H. Douche), very fine (2) £80-100
Sold for £90
Pair: Air Mechanic 1st Class R. McG. Amos, Australian Flying Corps
British War and Victory Medals (1454 1-A.M. R. McG. Amos, A.F.C. A.I.F.), in their original card boxes of issue, good very fine and rare (2) £400-500
Sold for £520
Pair: Air Mechanic 2nd Class G. R. Noble, South African Royal Flying Corps
British War and Victory Medals (Z-458 2-A.M. G. R. Noble, S.A.R.F.C.), very fine or better and rare
Board of Trade Rocket Life Saving Apparatus Long Service, G.V.R. (Andrew Noble), good very fine (3) £150-200
A scarce South Russia 1919 operations group of three awarded to 2nd Lieutenant F. G. Reid, Royal Air Force, who was awarded the Order of St. Stanislaus for services in R.E. 8s of ‘Z’ Squadron
British War and Victory Medals (2 Lieut. F. G. Reid, R.A.F.); Russia, Order of St. Stanislaus, 3rd Class breast badge with swords, French stamp mark on suspension, silver-gilt and enamelled on both sides, 37mm. by 37mm., one or two minor cracks to ena...
Sold for £1,100
The British War Medal 1914-20 awarded to Flight Cadet S. C. Botha, Royal Air Force, a South African
British War Medal 1914-20 (178148 F. Cdt. S. C. Botha, R.A.F.), very fine £40-60
Sold for £45
Pair: Flying Officer H. B. Williams, Royal Air Force, who served operationally under the famous ace Raymond Collishaw in No. 30 Squadron in Iraq in 1920
British War Medal 1914-20 (2 Lieut. H. B. Williams, R.A.F.); General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Iraq (F./O. H. B. Williams, R.A.F.), very fine and better (2) £250-300
Sold for £290
The Great War Memorial Plaque to 2nd Lieutenant C. A. Moore, Royal Flying Corps, late Artists Rifles and York and Lancaster Regiment, who was killed in action while serving as an Observer in a No. 36 Squadron during a Zeppelin raid in September 1917
Memorial Plaque (Cuthbert Alec Moore), together with an original portrait photograph in uniform, on card mount, extremely fine £200-250
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