Lot Archive


№ 547


27 September 1994

Hammer Price:

A Royal Flying Corps M.C. group of six awarded to Captain H.A. Smith, Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force, late Coldstream Guards

MILITARY CROSS, G.V.R.; 1914-15 STAR (11812 Pte., C. Gds.); BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS (Capt., R.F.C.); GENERAL SERVICE 1918-62, 1 clasp, Southern Desert, Iraq (F/L., R.A.F.); CORONATION 1937, very fine (6)

M.C., London Gazette, 18 February, 1918, Flight Lieutenant (temp. Capt.) Harry Augustus Smith, Royal Flying Corps. 'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On five separate occasions during raids on points beyond the enemy lines he has found his objectives although on more than one occasion he was badly hampered by adverse conditions. He drove down one enemy plane out of control and engaged two others with indecisive results owing to the clouds. He has taken part in many bombing raids and his example of energy and determination has been of the utmost value to his Squadron.'