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A Post WW2 Jet Fighter Pilot Casualty Group - Attributed to Brooks

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Price: £395.00

A post WW2 medal group awarded to Pilot Sergeant John Andrew Brooks, who was killed in a flying accident while serving with the 245 Squadron on the 13th April 1950. Brooks was 25 at the age of his death having been called up to the RAF in May 1944. He trained at a number of locations within the UK and in Southern Rhodesia.

The details of their awards:

Defence Medal unnamed as issued.

British War Medal unnamed as issued.

Further details of WW2 medal award criteria, can be viewed by clicking on here and scrolling to the relevant medal entry.

The medals are swing mounted with their original ribbons.

This medal group comes with an absolute mass of documentation associated with Brooks. This is in the form of letters and telegrams to his parents (numbering over a 100 sets of correspondence). These letters commence while Brooks is at Harrow and are posted to his parents in Scotland. In one letter dated May 1944, he states that he has received his call up papers and later he confirms this in a telegram. A photo of him in RAF Cadet uniform in dated June 1944.

In 1945, his training takes him to Southern Rhodesia, where his studies continue. He was obviously a keen photographer, as the listing includes a mass of photographs (and negatives) of him in training uniform and later (post qualification), showing him in uniform at the rank of sergeant.

There are photos of him in aircraft and one of him climbing into a jet fighter plus many of him with RAF colleagues, base locations etc.

The letters talk about his life in the RAF and of the various postings he has (including marching in the WW2 Victory Parade which was reported in the press - press cutting included) along with details of RAF Colleagues he’s serving with.

This is a unique collection providing a fabulous insight into the lie of a serving pilot starting on the day he enlisted. 

Price £395 - please read the terms and conditions below.


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WANTED ALL items, all periods to the surname HAIGH or BROWNRIDGE.

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Seller Information:
  • Sellers Name:
    Phil Haigh
  • Item Location:
    Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • Sellers Telephone Number:
    07729 479618
  • Payment Types Accepted:
    Any but Paypal

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