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Lot 37
A Second World D.F.C. group of seven to Flight Lieutenant T.A.Rippon, Royal Air Force,
Sold for £2,350 (US$ 3,854) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Second World D.F.C. group of seven to Flight Lieutenant T.A.Rippon, Royal Air Force,
Distinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R., dated 1945; 1939-1945 Star; Africa Star with North Africa 1942-43 bar; France and Germany bar; Defence Medal; War Medal; Coronation 1953. Mounted as worn with European medal, with corresponding miniatures. Light contact marks, very fine. (Lot)

Footnotes

  • D.F.C. London Gazette 20.2.1945.

    The lot comes with a quantity of ephemera etc comprising: Buckingham Palace letter; three log books; assorted Mess uniforms shields, tankards, minor books certificates, warrant for promotion to Flight Lieutenant, photographs, letters etc, a detailed archive.


    Flight Lieutenant T.A.Rippon began training in December 1940 as an Air Gunner, he left the UK in May 1942 en route to Gibraltar and then Cairo. He flew on Wellingtons with 108 Squadron and was tasked as a Front Gunner and bombed Panzers, Airfields. He carried out 42 separate operations up until December 1942. His third tour began in August 1944 with 35 (Pathfinder) Squadron with raids on VI launch sites, attacks south of Caen, marshalling yards, followed by numerous raids on Germany. He finishes this tour in December 1944. He was recommissioned in July 1949. The other log books cover his post war service with 230 Squadron and 9 Squadron. There is possibly one log book absent although his North Africa and North West Europe Service appears to be covered fully in the first logbook.
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