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Lot 4684       Australian Groups

Estimate $3,000
SOLD $2,000

A RARE RAAF PATHFINDER, DFC Group: Group of Eight:- Distinguished Flying Cross (1945); 1939-45 Star; France and Germany Star; Defence Medal; British War Medal 1939-45; Australia Service Medal; Normandy Medal - one bar 'Normandy'; Bomber Command Medal; P.W. Tatham, fourth, fifth and sixth medals impressed. Seventh medal numbered '6130' on rim, others unnamed. Last two medals mounted separately and others mounted for wear, including Pathfinder Force badge. Very fine. DFC LG 20 Feb.1945. 'Flying Officer Tatham has completed numerous operations against the enemy in the course of which he has invariably displayed the utmost fortitude, courage and devotion to duty.' Together with following documents relating to the service of Flight Lieutenant Peter William Tatham R.A.A.F: Flying Log Book; official citation for award of D.F.C.; R.A.A.F. Certificate of Service; R.A.A.F. Officer's Certificate of Service (which confirms all awards). R.A.A.F. Commission; Pathfinder Force Badge Award Certificate; official advice of promotion to officer; official advice of award to recipient and N.O.K.; interim discharge certificate. Aerial photographs of bombing attack; contemporary newspaper clippings from the 'Mosman Daily' and 'Sydney Morning Herald' reporting award of D.F.C.; and copy of article from the 'Manly Daily' of 28 May 1994 and extracts from official war histories.

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