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WW2 Medal Group Pilot Casualty 828 Squadron Fleet Air Arm HMS Implacable

WW2 Medal Group Pilot Casualty 828 Squadron Fleet Air Arm HMS Implacable

WW2 Medal Group Pilot Casualty 828 Squadron Fleet Air Arm HMS Implacable

WW2 Medal Group Pilot Casualty 828 Squadron Fleet Air Arm HMS Implacable

WW2 Medal Group Pilot Casualty 828 Squadron Fleet Air Arm HMS Implacable

WW2 Medal Group Pilot Casualty 828 Squadron Fleet Air Arm HMS Implacable

WW2 Medal Group Pilot Casualty 828 Squadron Fleet Air Arm HMS Implacable

WW2 Medal Group Pilot Casualty 828 Squadron Fleet Air Arm HMS Implacable

WW2 Medal Group Pilot Casualty 828 Squadron Fleet Air Arm HMS Implacable

WW2 Medal Group Pilot Casualty 828 Squadron Fleet Air Arm HMS Implacable

WW2 Medal Group Pilot Casualty 828 Squadron Fleet Air Arm HMS Implacable

WW2 Medal Group Pilot Casualty 828 Squadron Fleet Air Arm HMS Implacable

World War Two Medal group to a pilot from the Fleet Air Arm who was killed in action during attacks on enemy targets in on 9th December 1944. The group were posthumously awarded to Temporary Sub Lieutenant (A) Leonard Anthony Cole R. Leonard Cole came from Eastbourne in Sussex and was 23 years old when he was killed. Leonard was a pilot of a Barracuda II in 828 Squadron based on the aircraft carrier HMS Implacable. 828 squadron were a torpedo bomber reconnaissance squadron who had earlier taken part in the attacks on the Turpitz as part of Operation Goodwood. Tirpitz and the Far East[edit]. 828 Squadron was re-formed as a torpedo bomber reconnaissance squadron in March 1944. Equipped with 12 Barracuda IIs they joined the 2nd Naval Torpedo Bomber Reconnaissance Wing and joined the Home Fleet aboard HMS Implacable in August that year. [2] They briefly transferred to HMS Formidable in August 1944 and carried out attacks on the German battleship Tirpitz as part of Operation Goodwood. Interestingly enough, there are photos of HMS Implacable taken from the support carried HMS Trumpeter on 9th December 1944, the actual day that Leonard Cole was killed in action on the Imperial War Museum website. There are also photos of the pilots who took part in the attacks on that day and a photo showing damage to another aircraft who took part in the same action. One is titled – Sub Lieut (A) R K L Yeo RNVR, of Exeter, examining flak damage to aileron of his Wildcat on returning from the attack. Copies of these photos shown above and can be seen on the Imperial War Museum website. The damage shown to this other aircraft which took part in the attacks would confirm the cause of the loss of Leonard’s aircraft. Leonard Cole is commemorated on the Solent Memorial as well as Eastbourne Grammer School memorial where had had been a pupil. Worth of more research. Please see my other listings of British medals and militaria. Thanks and kind regards. The item “WW2 Medal Group Pilot Casualty 828 Squadron Fleet Air Arm HMS Implacable” is in sale since Wednesday, June 5, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “harrypitt69″ and is located in Nottingham. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Service: Navy
  • Modified Item: No
  • Era: 1914-1945
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)

Superb Ww2 Fleet Air Arm medal group

Superb Ww2 Fleet Air Arm medal group

Superb Ww2 Fleet Air Arm medal group

Superb Ww2 Fleet Air Arm medal group

Superb Ww2 Fleet Air Arm medal group

Superb Ww2 Fleet Air Arm medal group

Superb Ww2 Fleet Air Arm medal group

Superb Ww2 Fleet Air Arm medal group

Superb Ww2 Fleet Air Arm medal group

Superb Ww2 Fleet Air Arm medal group

Superb Ww2 Fleet Air Arm medal group

A Very scarce Air Crew Europe star with France and Germany Clasp group to Lieutenant Commander (A) Swordfish Pilot Albert Guthrie. The attribution for this group is as follows both rank boards are named to the rear Lt. A Guthrie (A) one of the pair of wings is also named A. GUTHRIE The Group also comes with a rare Canadian Railway Medal that was offered by Albert to the British Museum in the 1950′s but they already had an example. Please see below for a detailed description of the medal. Later in life Albert liked to be known as Brett and was a part of the St Ives artists movement. Originally born in Barrow-in-Furness in 1916, to a Russian mother and English father, Bret Guthrie moved to Cornwall in 1926 when his father’s work took the family to Falmouth, where he enjoyed his school years before the family moved again to East London. Whilst living in Nancledra, a cycling accident in St Ives threw him quite literally, at the feet of David Leach, son of the renowned potter. This led to a life-long friendship with both father and son, as well as a job dealing with the pottery’s accounts. During his time at the Leach Pottery he also learnt about glazes, clay preparation and fired a few of his own pots. When the original kiln hearth, built by Tsurunosuke Matsubayashi in 1922 came to the end of its useful life, Guthrie and David Leach constructed a new one. At this time, Bernard Leach was away teaching at Dartington and as he and his son were so busy, Bret was tasked with experimenting with clay mixes and glazes and recording the results for the use of the pottery. Through Leach, Bret met and befriended many of the St Ives artists, Peter Lanyon, Naum Gabo, Adrian Stokes, Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson etc. He married, and despite his role as a pilot in the RNVR, he survived the war unscathed and took up teaching in 1946. Bret followed a productive and satisfying career, teaching in various Cornish schools and enjoying the exciting social life of post-war St Ives. He took an active interest in archaeology and joined many important digs and his work in Cornish pre-history led to his induction as a Bard in the Cornish Gorseth in 1959. In later life, he travelled extensively and involved himself in many local community projects including the creation of the Tate St Ives. It was here at the Tate in 2001, where Bret passed away whilst invigilating. Ancestry records have given me a confirmed picture of Albert (Brett) Guthrie later in life and a interesting self penned obit. The Canadian medal with the group is a superb piece of early Canadian railway history. An Efficiency and Good Conduct Medal in Silver of the Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada. His son Francis Henry Trevithick, was the first locomotive Superintendent of the Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada F H Trevithick’s assistant was W S Mackenzie and indeed Mackenzie succeeded him as Superintendent late in 1859, a position he held till 1863, The medal is large for a wearable award being 4.5cm in diameter and weighing in at 59g. It appears to be on its original silk ribbon as it is fitted with a hanging/investiture loop. Please note the medal is very lightly edge engraved in a contemporary period style but needs a eye glass to read the inscription. Medal came in its original leather case maker marked Joseph S Wyon Chief Engraver of her Majesty’s seals 287 Regent Street London. A nice early Canadian railway historical item. Keywords FLEET AIR ARM, ROYAL NAVY, RNVR, PILOT, SWORDFISH, Squadron, torpedo bomber, lieutenant, commander, Air Crew Europe, Canadian, Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada, Railway, Ottawa, medal, medals. The item “Superb Ww2 Fleet Air Arm medal group” is in sale since Sunday, May 26, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “kingsman64″ and is located in Daventry. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)

Omega Ww2 Military Watch 1943 Fleet Air Arm Hs8, Working + Medals/insignia/photo

Omega Ww2 Military Watch 1943 Fleet Air Arm Hs8, Working + Medals/insignia/photo

Omega Ww2 Military Watch 1943 Fleet Air Arm Hs8, Working + Medals/insignia/photo

Omega Ww2 Military Watch 1943 Fleet Air Arm Hs8, Working + Medals/insignia/photo

Omega Ww2 Military Watch 1943 Fleet Air Arm Hs8, Working + Medals/insignia/photo

Omega Ww2 Military Watch 1943 Fleet Air Arm Hs8, Working + Medals/insignia/photo

Omega Ww2 Military Watch 1943 Fleet Air Arm Hs8, Working + Medals/insignia/photo

Omega Ww2 Military Watch 1943 Fleet Air Arm Hs8, Working + Medals/insignia/photo

Omega Ww2 Military Watch 1943 Fleet Air Arm Hs8, Working + Medals/insignia/photo

Omega Ww2 Military Watch 1943 Fleet Air Arm Hs8, Working + Medals/insignia/photo

Omega Ww2 Military Watch 1943 Fleet Air Arm Hs8, Working + Medals/insignia/photo

A rare 1943 OMEGA HS8 British Fleet Air Arm pilots watch in fully working order, along with dress medals and insignia belonging to the pilot plus a signed photograph of Pilot Officer XXXXXXX. Good provenance and authentic supporting items to validate service record. The back of the case is marked HS8 with upward pointing arrow and is numbered 5412. This item was described by horologist, and world-reknowned expert, Dr Edward Roke, whose advice I sought, and which was kindly provided, as. Clearly a genuine HS8 Fleet Air Arm. The case itself is in good original used condition with ageing to chrome on case sides. The chromed bezel has some nicks and scratches through normal military use as this was used in active service towards the end of WW2. The watch measures 32mm excluding the crown and has a vintage strap attached, not sure if this is the original, in good condition for investment purposes. The watch dial is in good condition, colour is off-white / barley. It shows very light spotting to the far right of the dial near the number 3, but overall clean. Signed OMEGA with the wording underneath’Swiss Made’ on the lower rim of the dial. It has black painted Arabic numerals in the correct typeface bordered by an open-track minute measure. The blued steel hands move smoothly and are particular to these military issue Omegas: crystal (the glass) is clear and glossy with just light scuffs from normal use, several 1mm very light scratches to the left of centre. A service by a proper watch maker is recommended if you want to wear / use this. Has not been used/worn since late 1960s at least, possibly since the war era. Hardly any wear to the crown. It was used during active service in WW2 and includes with the watch, dress medals, 1939-45 medal, the defence medal and another, plus insignia from uniform, plus a photograph in full flying kit and signed with hand-written message to family this is not displayed in listing, again, out of respect. A remarkable piece of history with excellent provenance and personal items. Please ask for total before paying. Accurate sizes and weight will be displayed on listing to aid correct pricing for GSP. The item “OMEGA WW2 MILITARY WATCH 1943 FLEET AIR ARM HS8, WORKING + MEDALS/INSIGNIA/PHOTO” is in sale since Monday, May 6, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches”. The seller is “adamton70″ and is located in Glasgow. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Norway, Mexico, South Korea, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Cayman islands, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Ukraine.
  • Gender: Men’s
  • Strap Material: Leather
  • Model: HS8
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland
  • Watch Shape: Round
  • Style: Military
  • Strap Type: Leather
  • Dial Style: 12-Hour Dial
  • Movement: Mechanical (Hand-winding)
  • Face Colour: Off white
  • With Service Records: Yes
  • Case Finish: Chrome
  • Age Group: Adult
  • Brand: OMEGA
  • Strap Colour: Brown
  • Case Size: 32 mm
  • Serial Number: 5412

Omega Ww2 Military Watch 1943 Fleet Air Arm Hs8, Working + Medals/insignia/photo

Omega Ww2 Military Watch 1943 Fleet Air Arm Hs8, Working + Medals/insignia/photo

Omega Ww2 Military Watch 1943 Fleet Air Arm Hs8, Working + Medals/insignia/photo

Omega Ww2 Military Watch 1943 Fleet Air Arm Hs8, Working + Medals/insignia/photo

Omega Ww2 Military Watch 1943 Fleet Air Arm Hs8, Working + Medals/insignia/photo

Omega Ww2 Military Watch 1943 Fleet Air Arm Hs8, Working + Medals/insignia/photo

Omega Ww2 Military Watch 1943 Fleet Air Arm Hs8, Working + Medals/insignia/photo

Omega Ww2 Military Watch 1943 Fleet Air Arm Hs8, Working + Medals/insignia/photo

Omega Ww2 Military Watch 1943 Fleet Air Arm Hs8, Working + Medals/insignia/photo

Omega Ww2 Military Watch 1943 Fleet Air Arm Hs8, Working + Medals/insignia/photo

Omega Ww2 Military Watch 1943 Fleet Air Arm Hs8, Working + Medals/insignia/photo

NO RELISTING AFTER INITIAL 30 DAYS. A 1943 OMEGA HS8 British Fleet Air Arm pilots watch in fully working order, along with dress medals and insignia belonging to the pilot plus a signed photograph of Pilot Officer XXXXXXX. Good provenance and authentic supporting items to validate service record. The back of the case is marked HS8 with broad upward pointing arrow and is numbered 5412. The case itself is in good original used condition with ageing to chrome on case sides. The chromed bezel has some nicks and scratches through normal military use as this was used in active service towards the end of WW2. The watch measures 32mm excluding the crown and has a vintage strap attached, not sure if this is the original, in good condition for investment purposes. The watch face is in good condition, colour is off-white / barley. It shows very light spotting to the far right of the dial near the number 3, but overall clean. Signed OMEGA with the wording underneath’Swiss Made’ on the lower rim of the dial. It has black painted Arabic numerals bordered by a minute recording track. The blued steel hands move smoothly and are particular to these military issue Omegas: crystal (the glass) is clear and glossy with just light scuffs from normal use, several 1mm very light scratches to the left of centre. A service by a proper watch maker is recommended if you want to wear / use this. Has not been used/worn since late 1960s at least, possibly since the war era. Hardly any wear to the crown. It was used during active service in WW2 and includes with the watch, dress medals, 1939-45 medal, the defence medal and another, plus insignia from uniform, plus a photograph in full flying kit and signed with hand-written message to family this is not displayed in listing, again, out of respect. A remarkable piece of history with excellent provenance and personal items. Please ask for total before paying. Accurate sizes and weight will be displayed on listing to aid correct pricing for GSP. The item “OMEGA WW2 MILITARY WATCH 1943 FLEET AIR ARM HS8, WORKING + MEDALS/INSIGNIA/PHOTO” is in sale since Friday, April 19, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches”. The seller is “adamton70″ and is located in Glasgow. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Norway, Mexico, South Korea, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Cayman islands, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Ukraine.
  • Gender: Men’s
  • Strap Material: Leather
  • Model: HS8
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland
  • Watch Shape: Round
  • Style: Military
  • Strap Type: Leather
  • Dial Style: 12-Hour Dial
  • Movement: Mechanical (Hand-winding)
  • Face Colour: Off white
  • With Service Records: Yes
  • Case Finish: Chrome
  • Age Group: Adult
  • Brand: OMEGA
  • Strap Colour: Brown
  • Case Size: 32 mm
  • Serial Number: 5412

Rare Arctic Star Medal WW2 Group to Fleet Air Arm Royal Navy

Rare Arctic Star Medal WW2 Group to Fleet Air Arm Royal Navy

Rare Arctic Star Medal WW2 Group to Fleet Air Arm Royal Navy

Rare Arctic Star Medal WW2 Group to Fleet Air Arm Royal Navy

Rare Arctic Star Medal WW2 Group to Fleet Air Arm Royal Navy

Rare Arctic Star Medal WW2 Group to Fleet Air Arm Royal Navy

Rare Arctic Star Medal WW2 Group to Fleet Air Arm Royal Navy

Included in the lot is the original box of issue and issue slip for his second world war medals including the Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45, the 1939-45 Star and Atlantic Star issued to Denis Henry Gaffney FX 86651 a pilot on the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm who served on the air craft carrier HMS Nairana, who’s battle honours include; Atlantic 1944, Arctic 1944-45 and Norway 1945. There is also the later issued Russian 40th Year Anniversary commemorative medal issued by the Russians in recognition of the brave men who served on the Russian convoys during the second world war. Then the jewel in the crown in this group, the Arctic Star in original box of issue. There is also a boxed solid silver sporting medal engraved to’Winner 1936 6st 7 D. Gaffney’ Possibly a boxing medal as the weight is stated. Included in the sale is a chapter of a book’Sons of the Sea’ written by the medal recipients brother about their father. The item “Rare Arctic Star Medal WW2 Group to Fleet Air Arm Royal Navy” is in sale since Monday, April 02, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “jedi_phillips” and is located in Shepperton. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine.
  • Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)
  • Service: Navy
  • Featured Refinements: Medal Group
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Era: 1914-1945
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain