Lot 56: Signature of Bomber Command Victoria Cross winner
20 October 2016
Folkestone, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Signature of Bomber Command Victoria Cross winner FLIGHT LIEUTENANT R.A.B. ROD LEAROYD award gazetted 20 August 1940 during the height of the Battle of Britain. Note: The Battle Over Britain by historian Francis K. Mason first published 1969, revised 1990 is regarded as the finest book written on the Battle of Britain. Under Appendix G (Page 505) Mason acknowledged the part winners of both the Victoria Cross and George Cross played in what has become known as the Battle of Britain. Though not awarded the Clasp Wg Cdr Learoyd was operationally involved in the Battle winning his VC on a bombing mission to the Dortmund Ems canal where invasion barges were being assembled. Good condition. All items come with a Certificate of Authenticity and can be shipped worldwide.