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The unsung war hero who defused 200 bombs in just 60 days
Daily Mail ^ | 3rd December 2012 | Steve Nolan

Posted on 12/03/2012 9:32:22 AM PST by the scotsman

'Medals belonging to an unsung war hero who saved countless lives by defusing 200 bombs in 60 days are expected to fetch £25,000 when they go under the hammer at auction this week.

The incredible story of how Squadron Leader Wilson Charlton showed nerves of steel and 'unfailing courage' in his death-defying work, which saw him deal with an average of three live bombs a day, came to light after his George Cross and five other medals were put up for sale.

The RAF bomb disposal expert was awarded the prestigious George Cross after working tirelessly day and night to make safe the UXBs that were dropped by the Luftwaffe at the height of the Battle of Britain.'

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; United Kingdom

1 posted on 12/03/2012 9:32:26 AM PST by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman
Danger UXB movie alert.

2 posted on 12/03/2012 10:13:05 AM PST by patriotUSA (Thank you Jesus.)
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To: patriotUSA

That was a GREAT TV Series. I watched it on PBS 25 years ago (more?) and recently bought it to watch again. Still great.

3 posted on 12/03/2012 12:30:51 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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