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    Default G/C Peter Townsend’s medals are up for auction.

    G/C Peter Townsend’s medals are up for auction. They could be yours if you’ve got a couple of hundred thousand pounds.

    https://www.dnw.co.uk/auctions/catal...dals_21_Jul_21

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    Default Re: G/C Peter Townsend’s medals are up for auction.

    Should be gifted to the Nation. Not auctioned for profit.

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    Default Re: G/C Peter Townsend’s medals are up for auction.

    Agreed, as should aircrew log books as they are a valuable reference on a par with 540's

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    Default Re: G/C Peter Townsend’s medals are up for auction.

    Are your objections based on a principal that such medals should never be sold (in which case, all medal sales should be forbidden)? Or do you consider the Townsend medals (i.e. DSO-DFC combinations ) to be so unique that they should never be sold should be banned (which would then have to be applied to all such combinations) ? Or are his medals a national treasure because of his unique relationship with Royal history (which renders any artifact associated with celebrity - Townsend or the Beatles - to be preserved in some museum vault) ?

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    Default Re: G/C Peter Townsend’s medals are up for auction.

    My opinion is based on the fact that many private historical artefacts are consigned to the skip by younger generations who do not value such things and indeed often find wartime memorabilia offensive. My main concern is with log books as these, in the past, have added much useful information not recorded in the files currently in archives. My research has been hampered by the lack of publicly available information, although I have to say that scanning these documents is just as useful and on that front the IBCC archives online have been of amazing value.

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