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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 3, January 21, 2007, Article 19

BRITISH WWI AIR FORCE CROSS MEDAL SOLD

"A rare medal awarded to First World War pilots for gallantry,
which was discovered in a dusty attic in Purbeck, has fetched
thousands at auction.

"Pensioner Ian Dickson, who was in his 80s, died at Christmas and
an auctioneer was invited to carry out a probate valuation of his
possessions at his home in Swanage.

"Around 680 Air Force Crosses were awarded to officers in the Great
War for courage or devotion to duty while flying, although not in
operations against the enemy.

"Incredibly the silver military decoration went under the hammer at
Cottees Auctions Ltd on Tuesday for a staggering 2,400."

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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