30th Nov, 2023 14:00

Fine Jewellery & Watches

Lot 5


A WWII 'Caterpillar Club' pin

A WWII 'Caterpillar Club' pin, awarded to Sgt H. Wood, length 2cm, gross weight 1.1g. With accomanying Bomber Command medal ribbon in fitted case.

Sgt. H. Wood served in the Bomber Command Unit in WWII flying in Lancaster Bombers and 'bailed out' of his aircraft over France, the only member of crew to survive. Upon landing, he was captured by the Germans and taken to 'Stalag lV B' POW Camp and remained imprisoned until the end of the war.

The Caterpillar Club pin was an unofficial award, founded in 1922, and was presented to Royal Air Force personnel who had 'bailed out' successfully wearing an Irvin parachute made by the Irvin Air Chute Company, the recipient's name was engraved on the reverse.

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Sold for £1,000


Auction: Fine Jewellery & Watches, 30th Nov, 2023

Our Christmas Fine Jewellery & Watches Sale includes a fantastic array of lots. With designer jewellery from the likes of De Beers, Roberto Coin, Georg Jensen and Tiffany, as well as wonderful signed and cased antique jewellery. Our wristwatches and pocket watches selection includes military timepieces, boxed watches, mid century watches and chronographs by Rolex, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Omega, Breitling and many more. For further information on any of the lots, or for a free auction valuation of your own items, contact liz.bailey@wilson55.com


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