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SC22: Sporting and Collectors Sale

Lieutenant Col Terrence 'Sailor' Kitcat CBE, DSO, MC- A Miniature Group of Ten Medals, A George V Royal Naval Dress Sword and Dirk, A Pair of Amber Snow Goggles and Pick

Auction Lot SC22/360

Lieutenant Col Terrence 'Sailor' Kitcat CBE, DSO, MC- a miniature group of ten medals, a George V Royal Naval dress sword and dirk, a pair of amber snow goggles and pick, also together with an copy of 'Snow and Mountain Warfare' pub War Office 1945.

Lieutenant Col Terrence 'Sailor' Kitcat CBE, DSO, MC- A Miniature Group of Ten Medals, A George V Royal Naval Dress Sword and Dirk, A Pair of Amber Snow Goggles and Pick (SC22/360) offered in our Two Day Sporting and Collectors Auction starting on 18th May 2016 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

Lieutenant Col Terrence 'Sailor' Kitcat CBE, DSO, MC- a miniature group of ten medals, a George V Royal Naval dress sword and dirk, a pair of amber snow goggles and pick, also together with an copy of 'Snow and Mountain Warfare' pub War Office 1945.

Notes

- Terrence 'Sailor' Kitcat was born in London in 1908 and was a cadet at Dartmouth Naval college becoming a midshipman in 1924. He began working on submarines until seeing an Artillery Horse display at Wembley in 1930 made him think that the Army 'would be more fun'. During the Second World War he commanded artillery in North Africa and was awarded the MC for his bravery in stopping the German advance. in 1943 he joined the SOE and worked in Europe with Anti-Nazi groups who became known as 'Kitcat's Dragoons'. After the war he was selected to be a British Olympic Ski jumper but after breaking his leg in training he went to the Arctic to test sub zero equipment and clothing. Seconded to the American Secret Service he carried out clandestine operation in Iraq, Hong Kong and many other places throughout the 50s and 60s. He retired in 1967 and was awarded the CBE for his services to the crown, returning to Torbay dry ski slope to become an instructor.

Price Realised

£1,350

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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