Collection of medals being offered for sale. Payment to be made to the owner by bank transfer.
C.B. (Military Division)
Distinguished Flying Cross Bar
Aircrew Europe Star France and Germany
War Medal MiD
1953 Coronation Medal
Croix de Guerre Palms
With original MiD certificate, Croix de Guerre Citation, D.F.C. box with ribbon bars.
Ian James Spencer was born 6 June 1916. Acting Pilot Officer September
1937 (General Duties), Flying Officer January 1940, Flight Lt. April
1941. Squadron Leader May 1941, Acting Wing Commander 1943. Acting
Group Captain October 1956. Acting Air Commodore April 1961. Air Vice
Marshal January 1966. Retired January 1968.
Awarded D.F.C. 4 July 1941: "In June 1941 this officer led a formation
of aircraft which carried out an attack on an enemy merchant ship. In
spite of intense anti-aircraft fire from this and other escorting
vessels, Squadron Leader Spencer pressed home his attack from a low
altitude and the formation succeeded in destroying the merchant vessel.
After delivering the attack his aircraft received direct hits
causing damage to the starboard engine and inner port petrol tanks,
while Squadron Leader Spencer was hit in the leg sustaining a fracture
in two places and his observer was wounded in the back. Despite
his injury, S/L Spencer succeeded in flying his aircraft back to this
country although the starboard engine and instrument panel were out of
action. On a previous occasion S/L Spencer successfully bombed an enemy
tanker off the Norwegian coast in the face of intense anti-aircraft
fire, and although his port engine was disabled, he succeeded in flying
his aircraft safely back to this country. He has shown great
determination, courage and efficiency."
110 Squadron. Bar to D.F.C. 14 April 1944. Awarded Croix de Guerre with
palm 16 March 1945: "Wing Commander Spencer, I.J. A Pilot of great
skill, he led on several on occasions over enemy-occupied
territory, important formations of French and British bombers,
with the skill and precision of his manoeuvers he ensured the
success of these missions and thereby gained trust and general esteem.
This citation is for the award of the Croix de Guerre with palm."
MiD 1 January 1946. C.B. awarded 8 June 1963.
Served with 35 Squadron 1938. 110 Squadron 1941. 107 Squadron
1943. 88 Squadron 1944. RAF Staff College 1949. October 1960 he headed
an Anglo-German inquiry incident when two German fighter jets buzzed a
Comet which was flying the Queen home from Denmark. Air Attache,
Switzerland 1950-53. Air Staff, HQ Second Tactical Air Force, Germany
Air Officer Admin. HQ Transport Command 1961-64. Director, Air
Secretary Directorate 1964-65. Air Officer, HQ Far East Air Force,
Singapore 1965-67. He died in Cheltenham 15 May 1994.
Group of Nine: £4800
British War Medal 4303 GNR. F. ALLEN. R.A.
4303 GNR. F. ALLEN. R.A.
Allen was from Worcester and enlisted into 2nd South Midland Brigade,
Royal Field Artillery May 1916. To France March 1917. Discharged
Africa Service Medal 216031 D.B. DOM £15
22559548 SIGMN. D. JONES. R. SIGS.
U.N. Medal Korea
Imperial Service Medal (GV) AUGUSTUS ARTHUR MILLS £18
Born 1871 and appointed postman April 1889. In 1911 lived in Shepherds
Bush Road. Medal announced in London Gazette 21 April 1931. "Assistant
Head Postman, London Postal District."
Imperial Service Medal (GVI) PERCY ERNEST HAYWARD. £18
London Gazette 10 July 1942. Skilled Workman, Class II, Gloucester Telephone Area.
1921 he lived in Longford, Gloucester. He died in 1956.