At the time of going to press, the 8th March auction is filling fast additional consignments since the last Bosleys newsletter have been landing here in Marlow and include an very fine RAF 1944 Distinguished Flying Medal group, complete with photographs and log books to a Bomb Aimer of the elite Pathfinder Force. Operating first with 76 Squadron and later 35 Pathfinder Squadron he was awarded the DFM mid tour after 45 operations a number using “special equipment”. His log would go on to record 62 operational missions over enemy territory and a number in support of the allied spearhead after the D-Day landings.
The enemy facing the allied troops of D-Day is represented by no fewer that three collections of original German militaria, including: Cross in Gold, Army Roll of Honour Clasp, SS long service medal, cased Iron Cross, Spanish War Cross’s, plus a number of combat clasps including Paratrooper, Luftwaffe ground assault, E-Boat, Flak etc. A selection of German daggers will see a Teno hewer, Army Luftwaffe and Kriegsmaine examples, plus scarce Kriegsmairne and Luftwaffe Officers swords.
Remaining with edged weapons is a consignment of a Fairburn and sykes fighting knives collection including an example of the 1st pattern with correct scabbard a number of second patterns and an example of the “Tom Beasley” Presentation F-S Commando Knife.
A collection of Lincolnshire Regiment badges will feature along those from the Bob Betts Collection of Colonial badges and those of an important Irish collection consigned and featured in our last Bosleys News.
Don’t forget our Marlows of Stafford auction on the 8th February which is now live to view.