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Old 4th February 2015, 10:02
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Today an Auction of WW2 Royal Air Force Medals, Log Book and Paperwork

Hi All

Some of you might be interested in the auction that is on today, here is the information;

Lot 44 - WW2 Royal Air Force Medals, Log Book and Paperwork Grouping to Bomb Aimer R H Weldrake 358

WW2 Royal Air Force Medals, Log Book and Paperwork Grouping to Bomb Aimer R H Weldrake 358 Squadron RCAF, Special Duties Squadron Serving in the Far East, the medal group consists of 1939-45 star, Burma star and 1939-45 War medal. Medals are mounted onto a card board with a Bomb Aimers brevet wing underneath. With the medals are his original RCAF flying log book which has his name inked to the front cover. Inside cover has his certificate of qualification information. The log book starts with him serving with 7 A.O.S in February 1944, the log has an entry on 24th August 1944 stating he was “tested in Decompression Chamber at RAF Poona, up to 35,000 feet. Witnessed & experienced effects of Oxygen lack at 25,000 feet. No ill effects from lowered atmospheric preassure”, signed by the Medical Officer. He joined 358 Squadron December 1944. The log continues with operations but these simply state “Operations As Briefed”. Log goes up to May 1945. Accompanied by a selection of period paperwork and ephemera. Also accompanied by a large archive of photocopied paperwork including operations record books giving details of the operations carried out. 358 Squadron was a Bomber and Special Duties squadron serving in the Far East under South East Asia command. Formed on 8th November 1944, they only performed one bombing mission before being changed to a Special Duties squadron involved in dropping agents and supplies behind the Japanese lines and dropping supplies to Japanese pow camps. Squadron was disbanded 21st November 1945.

Please see picture of items attached.

This is not the only items up for auction, there are all sorts German Iron cross's, WW2 Campaign Medals and loads more.

The auction house can be found here; http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/au...e-id-srct10007

Hope some you find it intresting.

Regards

John
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