Spink's auction of 19 November 2009 includes a number medal lots which may interest some readers. The catalogue is available at http://www.spink.com/asp/cataloguesearch.asp?sale_no=9033+++ and the following lots make for particularly interesting reading. Click on the Lot Number, then click again on the icon for the lot. The entries include much information on the persons and events associated with the medals:

Lot 1. Victoria Cross and associated medals associated with William Reid, No.61 Squadron and No.617 Squadron.

Lot 10. OBE, DFC, AFC and associated medals of Flight Lieutenant (later Group Captain) Albert William Fletcher; includes much on the Kronstadt Raid of 1919, an episode in Allied intervention in Russia.

Lot 15. DFC and associated medals of Flying Officer Alan Walter Gear (Second World War)

Lot 16. AFC and associated medals of Flight Lieutenant Robert Edward Windle, who flew Hurricanes, Thunderbolts and Meteors (AFC awarded 1950 for work in developing a Meteor aerobatic team).

Lot. 18: Albert Medal and associated medals of Sick Berth Attendant Ivor Thomas Griffiths; Albert Medal one of two awarded posthumously for a rescue attempt aboard HMS Illustrious.

Lot 26: Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (Air) and other medals, Warrant Officer (later Flying Officer) Harold Arthur Corbin, No.248 Squadron.

Lot 27: George Medal and associated medals to Aircraftman William Joseph, for attempted rescue of the pilot of a crashed Wellington.

Lot 104: Service medals of Second Lieutenant John Adrian Myburgh, Royal Flying Corps, "mortally wounded by flak returning from a bombing raid on Crown Prince Rupprecht's Army Group Headquarters, 8 April 1917."