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Auction archive: Lot number 129

The Unique Great War M.C. and bar, Second World War D.F.C. group of nine to Acting Squadron Leader W.S.F.Johnson, Royal Air Force, late Leicestershire Yeomanry, together with his son's medals these being a Second World War D.F.C. group of five to Fli...

Medals, Bonds, Banknotes and Coins
19 Jun 2019 - 20 Jun 2019
Estimate
£10,000 - £15,000
ca. US$12,572 - US$18,858
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 129

The Unique Great War M.C. and bar, Second World War D.F.C. group of nine to Acting Squadron Leader W.S.F.Johnson, Royal Air Force, late Leicestershire Yeomanry, together with his son's medals these being a Second World War D.F.C. group of five to Fli...

Medals, Bonds, Banknotes and Coins
19 Jun 2019 - 20 Jun 2019
Estimate
£10,000 - £15,000
ca. US$12,572 - US$18,858
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

The Unique Great War M.C. and bar, Second World War D.F.C. group of nine to Acting Squadron Leader W.S.F.Johnson, Royal Air Force, late Leicestershire Yeomanry, together with his son's medals these being a Second World War D.F.C. group of five to Flight Lieutenant H.H.Fielding-Johnson, Royal Air Force, Military Cross, G.V.R. with bar; Distinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R. dated 1942; 1914-15 Star (Lieut.W.S.Fielding-Johnson. Leic. Yeo.); British War and Victory Medal (Captn.W.S.F.Johnson. R.A.F.); 1939-1945 Star; Air Crew Europe Star with France and Germany bar; Defence Medal; War Medal. Court mounted as worn. Together with the Second World War D.F.C. group of five to Flight Lieutenant F/Lt Hugh H Fielding-Johnson, Royal Air Force, Distinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R., dated 1944 and additionally engraved (F/Lt Hugh H Fielding Johnson); 1939-1945 Star; Air Crew Europe Star with France and Germany bar; Defence Medal; War Medal. Court mounted as worn. Very fine or better. (Lot) Fußnoten M.C. London Gazette 3.7.1915. For conspicuous gallantry near Ypres on 13th May 1915. Was with Major Martin, and continued the action until the squadron was reduced to thirteen men. Afterwards displayed great coolness in withdrawing to a flank and joining a cavalry brigade. Bar to the M.C. London Gazette 13.5.1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Whilst escorting machines of another squadron which were engaged in bombing work with one other officer he attacked ten enemy scouts. He destroyed two of them and forced another to land. On another occasion, when leading a patrol of six machines, he attacked ten enemy scouts. He destroyed one, and his patrol accounted for three others. A few minutes later, in conjunction with another officer, he destroyed an enemy two-seater machine of a new type. As a flight commander he showed great skill and by his daring and good leadership set a splendid example to the officers of his flight. D.F.C. London Gazette 22.9.1942. Squadron Leader Fielding-Johnson has flown against the enemy since June 1940 and has seized every possible opportunity of himself manning the guns of aircraft employed on operations. From September 1940 to March 1942, he was employed on staff duties and was consequently unable to take part in active operations during that period. This Officer, while a Gunnery Leader in No.214 Squadron, inspired all gunners in the Squadron with his enthusiasm and now, as Officer Commanding No.1483 T.T. & G.Flight, he is again fostering the same spirit in all gunners who pass through his flight. When the first Thousand Plan gave training units an opportunity of operating against the enemy, Squadron Leader Fielding-Johnson was primarily instrumental in collecting and training crews so that his Unit might play its part and he himself flew on each operation. This Officer's singleness of purpose, determination, enthusiasm and courage are an outstanding example to all with whom he comes in contact and I recommend the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross in recognition of his undaunted spirit and the influence for good which it has had on all Air Gunners. Covering Remarks of Air Officer Commanding: I concur in the remarks of the Station Commander and most strongly support this recommendation. The outstanding keenness and courage of this officer led to his selection as the first Gunnery Staff Officer to be appointed to Command Staff somewhat early in his first operational tour. Since returning to this Group in command of 1483 Flight, he has taken part in all the operational sorties in which his Unit has been allowed to co-operate. He at all times sets an excellent example to the remaining Air Gunners of this Group. Further recommendation: From June to September 1940, this officer participated in 19 sorties involving attacks on the enemy's marshalling yards, refineries and other important targets. Thence onwards until March, 1942, he was employed on staff duties and was consequently unable to take part in a

Auction archive: Lot number 129
Auction:
Datum:
19 Jun 2019 - 20 Jun 2019
Auction house:
Bonhams London
London, Knightsbridge Montpelier Street Knightsbridge London SW7 1HH Tel: +44 20 7393 3900 Fax : +44 20 7393 3905 [email protected]
Beschreibung:

The Unique Great War M.C. and bar, Second World War D.F.C. group of nine to Acting Squadron Leader W.S.F.Johnson, Royal Air Force, late Leicestershire Yeomanry, together with his son's medals these being a Second World War D.F.C. group of five to Flight Lieutenant H.H.Fielding-Johnson, Royal Air Force, Military Cross, G.V.R. with bar; Distinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R. dated 1942; 1914-15 Star (Lieut.W.S.Fielding-Johnson. Leic. Yeo.); British War and Victory Medal (Captn.W.S.F.Johnson. R.A.F.); 1939-1945 Star; Air Crew Europe Star with France and Germany bar; Defence Medal; War Medal. Court mounted as worn. Together with the Second World War D.F.C. group of five to Flight Lieutenant F/Lt Hugh H Fielding-Johnson, Royal Air Force, Distinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R., dated 1944 and additionally engraved (F/Lt Hugh H Fielding Johnson); 1939-1945 Star; Air Crew Europe Star with France and Germany bar; Defence Medal; War Medal. Court mounted as worn. Very fine or better. (Lot) Fußnoten M.C. London Gazette 3.7.1915. For conspicuous gallantry near Ypres on 13th May 1915. Was with Major Martin, and continued the action until the squadron was reduced to thirteen men. Afterwards displayed great coolness in withdrawing to a flank and joining a cavalry brigade. Bar to the M.C. London Gazette 13.5.1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Whilst escorting machines of another squadron which were engaged in bombing work with one other officer he attacked ten enemy scouts. He destroyed two of them and forced another to land. On another occasion, when leading a patrol of six machines, he attacked ten enemy scouts. He destroyed one, and his patrol accounted for three others. A few minutes later, in conjunction with another officer, he destroyed an enemy two-seater machine of a new type. As a flight commander he showed great skill and by his daring and good leadership set a splendid example to the officers of his flight. D.F.C. London Gazette 22.9.1942. Squadron Leader Fielding-Johnson has flown against the enemy since June 1940 and has seized every possible opportunity of himself manning the guns of aircraft employed on operations. From September 1940 to March 1942, he was employed on staff duties and was consequently unable to take part in active operations during that period. This Officer, while a Gunnery Leader in No.214 Squadron, inspired all gunners in the Squadron with his enthusiasm and now, as Officer Commanding No.1483 T.T. & G.Flight, he is again fostering the same spirit in all gunners who pass through his flight. When the first Thousand Plan gave training units an opportunity of operating against the enemy, Squadron Leader Fielding-Johnson was primarily instrumental in collecting and training crews so that his Unit might play its part and he himself flew on each operation. This Officer's singleness of purpose, determination, enthusiasm and courage are an outstanding example to all with whom he comes in contact and I recommend the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross in recognition of his undaunted spirit and the influence for good which it has had on all Air Gunners. Covering Remarks of Air Officer Commanding: I concur in the remarks of the Station Commander and most strongly support this recommendation. The outstanding keenness and courage of this officer led to his selection as the first Gunnery Staff Officer to be appointed to Command Staff somewhat early in his first operational tour. Since returning to this Group in command of 1483 Flight, he has taken part in all the operational sorties in which his Unit has been allowed to co-operate. He at all times sets an excellent example to the remaining Air Gunners of this Group. Further recommendation: From June to September 1940, this officer participated in 19 sorties involving attacks on the enemy's marshalling yards, refineries and other important targets. Thence onwards until March, 1942, he was employed on staff duties and was consequently unable to take part in a

Auction archive: Lot number 129
Auction:
Datum:
19 Jun 2019 - 20 Jun 2019
Auction house:
Bonhams London
London, Knightsbridge Montpelier Street Knightsbridge London SW7 1HH Tel: +44 20 7393 3900 Fax : +44 20 7393 3905 [email protected]
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