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A rare K.B.E., C.B., ‘Northern Kurdistan’ D.F.C. group of ten awarded to Air Vice-Marshal Sir George Harvey, Royal Air Force
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, K.B.E. (Military) Knight Commander’s 2nd type set of insignia, comprising neck badge, silver-gilt and enamel; Star, silver, silver-gilt, and enamel, with full width neck riband, in Garrard & Co. Ltd case of issue; The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B. (Military)...
Sold for £5,000
A C.B., Second War 1940 O.B.E., inter-war A.F.C. group of nine awarded to Air Vice-Marshal G. I. L. ‘Gil’ Saye, Royal Air Force, pilot of the first R.A.F. crew to fly to Iceland in 1930, he went on to become a Navigation Specialist, serving with HQ Advanced Air Striking Force in France, 1939-40, and culminating in his appointment as the newly formed Director of Navigation at the Air Ministry, which position he held 1944-48.
The Most Hono...
A well documented Second War C.B., ‘Somme’ 1916 M.C. group of ten awarded to Air Vice-Marshal J. H. S. Tyssen, Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force, who originally served as an Observer before retraining as a Pilot, and had success against enemy aircraft in both capacities. Wounded in May 1915, he served as a Flight Commander with 22 Squadron during 1916 and witnessed the First Day of the Battle of the Somme from the air, and the first use...
Sold for £3,400
A scarce Great War C.M.G., ‘Somme’ 1916 D.S.O. group of nine awarded to Air Commodore A. L. Godman, Royal Flying Corps and Yorkshire Regiment, who having commanded a section of his parent unit during the expeditions against Muhammed bin Abdullah in Somaliland, served during the Great War as Brigade Major for the 4th Brigade, R.F.C., in particular during the Battle of the Somme. He later served during the Second War as Northern Area Commandant...
The important ‘South Russia 1920’ C.B.E. group of seven awarded to Group Captain J. O. ‘Joe’ Archer, Royal Air Force, who served as Officer Commanding R.A.F. Forces in South Russia, January - April 1920, having already commanded both the R.A.F. Training Mission and ‘Z’ Flight during the conflict. Archer went on to serve on the North West Frontier, commanding No. 3 Indian Wing, 1926-31, before serving on the Directorate of Operations a...
Sold for £3,000
A Second War ‘Burma operations’ C.B.E. group of ten awarded to Air Commodore G. H. ‘Tiny’ Vasse, Royal Air Force and Royal Naval Air Service, who flew operationally as a Bristol Fighter F2b pilot with 6 Squadron during the Kurdistan operations, before retraining as a specialist Air Armament Officer. He commanded the Air Development Fighting Unit, 1937-41, and served as Deputy Senior Air Staff Officer, Air Command South East Asia and subse...
Sold for £850
An unusual and scarce 1923 ‘Chanak Crisis’ O.B.E. group of four awarded to Air Commodore C. T. O’Neill, Royal Air Force Medical Branch and Honorary Physician to the King
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Military) Officer’s 1st type breast badge, silver-gilt (hallmarks for London 1919); General Service 1918-62, 2 clasps, Iraq, N.W. Persia (F/L. C. T. O’Neill. R.A.F.); Defence and War Medals, M.I.D. Oak Leaf, mou...
Sold for £2,000
A post-war ‘Military Division’ M.B.E. group of five awarded to Squadron Leader A. Jackson, Royal Air Force
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) Member’s 2nd type breast badge, silver; Africa Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; General Service 1962-2007, 2 clasps, Radfan, South Arabia (Sqn. Ldr. A. Jackson. R.A.F.) 2nd clasp loose on riband as issued, mounted as worn, with two identity tags, generally very f...
Sold for £320
A particularly fine Great War 1917 D.S.C. group of twelve awarded to Flight Commander, later Colonel, C. C. R. Edwards, Royal Naval Air Service and Burma Railway Battalion, who served with Wing Commander C. R. Samson’s 3 Squadron at Dunkirk in 1914, before distinguishing himself as a pilot with No. 1 Wing over Belgium, when he shot down two attacking aircraft, receiving three wounds in the process, 1 March 1917. Having proved adept with both ar...
Sold for £3,600
The unique ‘Waziristan and North West Frontier’ D.F.C. and Two Bars, Great War A.F.C. group of ten awarded to Airship, De Haviland, Wapiti and Hawker Hart pilot, Group Captain S. B. ‘Bunny’ Harris, Royal Air Force, late Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Flying Corps. Having served both at sea and in the air during the Great War, Harris went on to make a name for himself with 27 and 39 Squadrons on the North West Front...
Sold for £13,000
A superb campaign combination, ‘Kurdistan’ D.F.C. group of eleven awarded to R.E.8 pilot, Wing Commander A. E. Evans, 63 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force, late Royal Field Artillery and East Surrey Regiment
Distinguished Flying Cross, G.V.R.; 1914-15 Star (1318 Dvr. A. E. Evans. R.F.A.); British War and Victory Medals (Lieut. A. E. Evans. R.A.F.); General Service 1918-62, 3 clasps, Kurdistan, Iraq, N. W. Persia (F/O A. E. E...
Sold for £4,200
A fine Second War ‘1941’ Hurricane and Spitfire pilots’ D.F.C. group of six awarded to Squadron Leader B. J. Wicks, Royal Air Force, whose two years of war service included: during the Battle of France - 1 destroyed, a force landing behind enemy lines, evading capture for 12 days disguised as a Belgian refugee and evacuation from Dunkirk under British naval arrest; during the Battle of Britain - 2 destroyed and being shot down himself; and...
Sold for £4,000
A Second War 1943 D.F.C., 1942 D.F.M. group of six awarded to Hampden, Manchester and Lancaster Air Gunner, Flight Lieutenant L. R. Say, 61 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who flew in at least 37 operational sorties with the Squadron, including the attack on the Nazi Headquarters at Aachen, 9/10 July 1941; to Karlsrühe 6/7 August 1941, when Say was knocked unconscious during a lightening strike on his aircraft - before returning to...
A fine and scarce Great War 1917 ‘French theatre’ D.C.M. group of six awarded to Air Mechanic 1st Class C. M. Reynolds, Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force, who was wounded in 8 places, resulting in the loss of his left arm, whilst attempting to repair wireless apparatus under heavy shell fire, 24 June 1917
Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (7420 1. Cl: A.M. C. M. Reynolds. R.F.C.); 1914-15 Star (7420 2. A.M. C. M. Reynolds. R.F.C.);...
Sold for £4,600
A fine Great War 1917 fighter pilot’s M.M. pair awarded to Sergeant Pilot, later Lieutenant, L. A. Herbert, 40 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force, who in his singler-seater Nieuport Scout and S.E.5A accounted for 3 enemy aircraft forced down out of control and 1 Kite Balloon destroyed. After being severely wounded in aerial combat he was posted for flying duties to the Experimental Squadron at Farnborough - whilst at the latter he...
An extremely rare inter-war M.M. group of four awarded to Warrant Officer G. H. Lewis, Royal Air Force, who was decorated for his bravery as a gunner in H.M. Armoured Car “Avenger” during an action with Kurds at Qara Anjir in May 1924 - one of only 11 M.M’s awarded to the R.A.F. between the Wars
Military Medal, G.V.R. (351286 Cpl. G. H. Lewis. 6-Arm. C. Coy. R.A.F.); Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Iraq, Active Service Medal, no clasp, g...
A scarce inter-war ‘Kurdistan’ D.F.M. pair awarded to Squadron Armourer Sergeant C. J. Dix, 6 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Distinguished Flying Medal, G.V.R. (31370. Cpl. (A/Sjt.) C. J. Dix. R.A.F.); General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Kurdistan (313701. Cpl. (A/Sgt) C. J. Dix. R.A.F.) mounted for wear, generally very fine or better (2) £2000-2400
Sold for £3,200
A rare inter-war Bristol F2b Air Gunner’s D.F.M. pair to Leading Aircraftman T. J. Waddell, 6 Squadron, Royal Air Force, for operations against Turkish forces in Iraq, September - November 1924
Distinguished Flying Medal, G.V.R. (342485. L.A.C. T. J. Waddell. R.A.F.) suspension neatly repaired; Iraq, Active Service Medal, no clasp, generally very fine (2) £1800-2200
Sold for £1,700
A rare North West Frontier ‘Crowned Head’ D.F.M. group of five awarded to DH9A and Wapiti pilot Sergeant, later Flight Lieutenant, F. A. Robinson, 27 Squadron, Royal Air Force, who amassed over 800 flying hours during a 5 year tour of operations on the North West Frontier, including taking part in some of the earliest recorded flights to Kabul - to evacuate civilians from the European legations during the uprising against King Amanullah, Dece...
A Second War Halifax and Lancaster Flight Engineer’s D.F.M. group of five awarded to Flight Sergeant W. M. Grant, 424 (Tiger) Squadron, Royal Air Force, who flew in at least 29 operational sorties with the Squadron, including to Dusseldorf, 2 November 1944 - when, despite Grant’s best efforts to tackle a burning fuel tank which had been hit by an explosive shell, the crew were forced to abandon aircraft and parachute to safety
Sold for £1,800
An interesting and scarce 1919 ‘Pioneering Flight’ A.F.M. group of three awarded to Corporal G. E. West, Royal Air Force and Royal Naval Air Service, for his work during the movement of three entire squadrons’ aircraft flying from France to Egypt - ‘This whole transferring of complete squadrons to ‘foreign shores’ - in particular, the aerial transit by the 0/400 units - had no equivalent precedent in R.A.F. annals, and was to prove a...
Sold for £2,200
A rare inter-war A.F.M. group of six awarded to Fitter and Bristol Fighter Air Gunner, Sergeant, later Wing Commander, S. G. Wright, 5 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Air Force Medal, G.V.R. (327585 L.A.C. S. G. Wright. R.A.F.) suspension loose; India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, Waziristan 1921-24 (327585 A.C.1. S. G. Wright R.A.F.); Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Royal Air Force L.S. & G.C., G.V.R. (327585, Sgt: S. G. Wright. R.A.F.); India...
A scarce B.E.M., ‘Southern Desert, Iraq’ group of ten awarded to Flying Officer E. R. Bloomfield, Royal Air Force, late Royal Engineers
British Empire Medal, (Military) G.V.R. (354523 Flt. Sergt. Eric R. Bloomfield, R.A.F.); 1914-15 Star (44535 Spr. E. R. Bloomfield, R.E.); British War and Victory Medals (44535 Spr. E. R. Bloomfield. R.E.) suspension mount bent on BWM, and suspension loose; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Southern Desert...
Sold for £800
Three: Sergeant Major A. Deeley, Royal Air Force, late Worcestershire Regiment
Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen (3808 Serjt: A. Deeley, Worcester: Regt); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (3808 Corpl: A. Deeley. Worcester: Regt) suspension slack; British War Medal 1914-20 (88138. S.M.1. A. Deeley. R.A.F.) contact marks to first two, near...
Sold for £200
This collection was sold on 6 December 2017.
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