Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria

To be Sold on: 13th January 2021

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,600

Sold for: £1,500

A Second War A.F.C. group of four awarded to Squadron Leader F. W. H. Darlington, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Air Force Cross, G.VI.R., the reverse officially dated ‘1943’; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Air Efficiency Award, G.VI.R., 1st issue (Flt. Lt. F. W. H. Darlington, R.A.F.V.R.) minor edge bruise, nearly extremely fine (4) £1,200-£1,600

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A Second War A.F.C. group of four awarded to Squadron Leader F. W. H. Darlington, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Air Force Cross, G.VI.R., the reverse officially dated ‘1943’; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Air Efficiency Award, G.VI.R., 1st issue (Flt. Lt. F. W. H. Darlington, R.A.F.V.R.) minor edge bruise, nearly extremely fine (4) £1,200-£1,600
A.F.C. London Gazette 2 April 1943.

Frank William Henry Darlington was born on 26 December 1918, and was commissioned Pilot Officer in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve on 13 June 1940. He was awarded his A.F.C. for his services at No. 6 A.F.U., Flying Training Command, in 1942 (A 490794/43 refers), and received his Air Efficiency Award under AMO 381 of 12 April 1945. Advanced Squadron Leader, he retired on 6 April 1968, and died in Eastbourne, Sussex, in December 1994.