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SC22: Sporting and Collectors Sale

A WWII Air Force Cross Group of Five, Flight Lieutenant Gerald R Haggas AFC Together with Log Books, Papers and Related Books

Auction Lot SC22/318

A WWII Air Force Cross group of five, Flight Lieutenant Gerald R Haggas AFC together with log books, papers and related books, Air Force Cross, 1939-45, Atlantic Star, War Medal and Defense Medal, pilots log books dating September 18th 1940 to March 14th 1951, also including a collection of personal papers and photographs, two sweetheart albums of newspaper cutting and photographs of Flight Lieut Haggas and other members of 206 Squadron, a small collection of sweetheart brooches and badges, two squadron plaques and books relating to Coastal Command.

A WWII Air Force Cross Group of Five, Flight Lieutenant Gerald R Haggas AFC Together with Log Books, Papers and Related Books (SC22/318) offered in our Two Day Sporting and Collectors Auction starting on 18th May 2016 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

A WWII Air Force Cross group of five, Flight Lieutenant Gerald R Haggas AFC together with log books, papers and related books, Air Force Cross, 1939-45, Atlantic Star, War Medal and Defense Medal, pilots log books dating September 18th 1940 to March 14th 1951, also including a collection of personal papers and photographs, two sweetheart albums of newspaper cutting and photographs of Flight Lieut Haggas and other members of 206 Squadron, a small collection of sweetheart brooches and badges, two squadron plaques and books relating to Coastal Command.

Notes

- F/Lt Haggas was a member of the first Flying Fortress squadron in Coastal Command. During the invasion of North Africa he undertook ten meteorological flights of ten hours duration over seventeen days at altitudes of 18, 000ft without oxygen which was not available at the time. He took charge of the First Fortress Training Flight in Coastal Command and was recommended for the Air Force Cross after landing an aircraft with passengers with a 400ft cloud base and visibility of 1000 yards at night in the rain after being on duty for over 24 hours.

Price Realised

£1,800

Department

Collectables and Toys

Fine Art Category

Medals and Militaria

Sale Information

SC22: Sporting and Collectors Sale
Wednesday, 18th May 2016
Thursday, 19th May 2016

Okehampton Street, Exeter

This lot will be sold after 10:00am on Wednesday, 18th May 2016 as part of the Day One section of the sale.

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Okehampton Street, Exeter

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Important Notes

Owing to the increasing amount of reproduction militaria in circulation, in particular Third Reich items, the bidder must be satisfied in relation to the authenticity of each lot prior to bidding. Such lots are sold as seen and refunds will not be given. Viewing of such lots is highly recommended.

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