Dix Noonan Webb’s February sale to include a group of medals linked to the Dambusters Raid

Dix Noonan Webb, the international coins, medals, banknotes and jewellery specialists will hold their first auction of 2019 devoted to Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria on Wednesday, February 27 and Thursday, February 28, 2019 at their auction rooms in central Mayfair (16 Bolton St, London, W1J 8BQ). Among the highlights of the sale will be the highly important Great War ‘Airships’ A.F.C. (Air Force Cross) group of ten awarded to Air Chief Marshal The Honourable Sir Ralph ‘Cocky’ Cochrane, [G.B.E., K.C.B.] Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Air Force is estimated at £6,000-8,000. Cochrane had worked with Barnes Wallis during the Great War, flying his experimental airships and testing the world’s first airship mooring mast, which Wallis had designed. He later became first Chief of Air Staff of the Royal New Zealand Air Force

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