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Lot 380    SESSION 1 (9.30AM TUESDAY 24TH NOVEMBER)    Aust. Historical Medals

Estimate $120
SOLD $90

INTERNATIONAL AIR RACE, England to Australia, May 1930, brass pin-back badge stamped on aircraft's side, 'Jason'. A few oxidation spots, otherwise very fine and rare.

This badge was produced for Amy Johnson's 1930 solo flight from England to Australia in 60 Gypsy Moth 6-AAH, named 'Jason' after her father's trademark. This was the first solo flight by a woman pilot. Amy also made record flights from London to Cape Town and back in 1932 and 1936 and in 1933 London to USA with her husband J.A.Mollison. She ferried aircraft in World War II as a member of the Air Transport Auxiliary and died during a ferrying flight after parachuting out as her plane crashed into the Thames Estuary near Herne Bay on 5 January 1941. Unfortunately rescuers could not reach her before she drowned in the freezing cold water.

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