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Group of five original World War 2 court mounted medals attributed to 155111 Flight Lieutenant Frederic William Woodruff MBE, RAFVR, No. 264 (Madras Presidency) Squadron, Royal Air Force Fighter Command. The group consists of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (Member, Civil Division); 1939-45 star; Aircrew Europe Star with France & Germany Bar; Defence Medal and War Medal. All medals are in Extremely Fine condition mounted on contemporary silk ribbons. The recipient was a Navigator on Mosquito Fighter Bombers, flying over 60 operations defending the British Isles and attacking targets in occupied Europe from May 1943 to November 1944. His aircraft was shot down by flak and crash landed near St.Nazaire in September 1944. He successfully evaded capture with his pilot, F/L W K Moncur, hiding with the French resistance before returning to England. Included are the recipient’s original framed RAFVR Commission document dated July 1943, his original framed MBE award Certificate dated 1964 (Chairman of Preston RAFA Club) and a framed print of a Mosquito fighter in flight by aviation artist G. Coulson
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