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Sold on 6 July 2004

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Prize, Training Ship, Nursing & Other Medals from the James N. Spencer Collection

James N Spencer

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№ 936


6 July 2004

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Royal Air Force College Cranwell, The King’s Medal, G.V.R., by Bertram Mackennal (Patrick J. K. Pike, 1935), additionally engraved on reverse plaque, ‘P. J. K. Pike’, 44mm., 18ct. gold, 57.51g., Ref: B.H.M. 4373 sim., nearly extremely fine £550-650

Ex Glendining’s 16 September 1991, lot 402 (part). The recipient’s Stowe School Medal was sold in D.N.W. 19 June 2002 Coin Auction, lot 688.

The Royal Air Force College Cranwell, King’s Medal was instituted in 1933. One is presented annually to the R.A.F. or W.R.A.F. cadet who, in the opinion of the A.O.C. and Commandant, proves him or herself to be the most outstanding cadet of the year.

Flight Lieutenant Patrick J. K. Pike, brother of J. M. N. Pike, was educated at Stowe and R.A.F. College, Cranwell. He was killed during a night flying exercise.