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New book on Wing Commander Thomas Murray DSO DFC* MID available

Researched by Mark Hillier, the book is sold in aid of the RAFBF and is on sale in the shop. As a boy, I was always enthralled with the stories of wartime air and ground crew. I was fortunate enough as a young lad to get to know a Lancaster rear gunner of 218 Squadron, by the name of Bert Avann who lived in our village. I spent many hours listening to his stories and in my...

Wing Commander Spragg, D-Day actions a group recently sold by us.

Recently we acquired direct from the family the medals and log books to Wing Commander Spragg DFC, a pilot who flew Hawker Typhoons in action from 1944 to 1945 winning the DFC. The group has recently been subject of a number of articles that have been produced for Britain at War magazine by author Mark Hillier who helps out with our research and in the shop from time to time....

Purchased recently, log book and medals to 59 sqn Navigator, Blenheims

59 Squadron Sgt West, Navigator.  743073 LAC Charles West was called up for active duty of the 1st September 1939 and was requested to attend the RAF VR Centre at Leicester. Just before the declaration of war on the 3rd September 1939. Having joined up as an observer, he was posted in October of that year to Number 3 School of Air Observers school of Navigation, where he...

wanted, gold caterpilar club badges, goldfish club badge and winged boots.

There are times as a pilot when you look out of the cockpit and can’t believe how fortunate you are to be able to witness the sheer beauty of the panorama unfolding around you. From 2000 feet, the view from horizon to horizon appearing like a map, a patchwork of colours interspersed with tiny towns and villages. Solitude, the sky to yourself or so it seems and master of your...

Recently researched group B24 pilots Log book and A2 jacket group

Recently we have been asked to research a nice A2 leather jacket and log book\5 year diary group for a local collector. Captain Henry H Day USAF Dairy and Log books to Captain Henry H Day From Nampa Idaho D.O.B 4th February 1921. Service Number 0-749208 This is an amazing portfolio of information relating to the career of one American airman who flew B24s in combat in the Far...

Tribute to Flt Lt Sir Alan Smith DFC* DL

Sir Alan Smith was not one for the limelight, indeed when interviewed he would always shy away from any questions or remarks about his own success and claims whilst in combat as a Spitfire pilot with either 616 or with 93 Squadron. A very modest and kind man, he was not one to ‘line shoot’ about his own skills. He was not only a successful pilot, but he became a very...

C. G. M. Sold

  Offered For Sale 8th august 2013 John Nicholson’s Auctioneers  A group of 6 – A rare C.G.M. (Flying) to Flight Sergeant John Casson, 2250 (Sudan Squadron) who died of wounds received during his act of gallantry.  Conspicuous Gallantry Medal ( Flying), Geo VI (778890 F/Sgt J. Casson, R.A.F), fixed suspender, naming engraved in the correct style for gallantry...