Signed First Day Covers. Movie Star signed photos. APOLLO & NASA SPACE. WW2 Colditz Escape Officer Dick Howe signed handwritten letter – UACC DEALER. Handwritten 6×8 inch letter with Colditz content, signed by former Colditz prisoner of war Dick Howe. Captain Richard Herbert “Dick” Howe MBE, MC 21 June 1912 – c. 1 June 1981 was a British army officer during World War II. He was captured by the Germans in 1940 and eventually held in Oflag IV-C, at Colditz Castle, where he served as Escape Officer from 1942 to 1945. He organised many escapes including eight successful home runs of British officers. Howe served as a lance corporal on the Officers’ Training Corps at Bedford and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Royal Tank Corps on 13 May 1933. After a short period of time with the Royal Tank Corps, he worked in radio manufacturing for Kolster-Brandes Limited, A. Cossor Limited and Truphonic Radio Limited. At the outbreak of World War II he rejoined the 3rd Battalion Royal Tank Regiment. In 1940, Howe was serving in the British Expeditionary Force, as a lieutenant, and temporary captain, in the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment, when he was awarded the Military Cross while defending troops evacuating Calais. After being captured following the Siege of Calais, he was imprisoned at Oflag VII-C at Laufen. Howe was one of six British officers who escaped, but were eventually recaptured. Howe and the rest of the “Laufen Six” Harry Elliott, Rupert Barry (later Sir Rupert Barry), Pat Reid, Anthony “Peter” Allan and Kenneth Lockwood were then sent to Colditz. Howe later replaced Reid as Escape Officer, co-ordinating all escape plans, after Reid himself escaped in October 1942. WE ARE UACC REGISTERED DEALERS NUMBER RD209. We are UACC Registered Dealers RD209. Flat items are packaged in board backed envelopes with’Please Do Not Bend’ printed to the front. Items larger than 8×12 inches are usually sent in a sturdy tube. We are UACC Registered Dealer RD209. We continue to hold a large number of’Private Signings’ with Concorde Pilots, WWII Veterans, Celebrities and so on, in order to guarantee authenticity. _gsrx_vers_841 GS 7.0.16 (841). The item “WW2 Colditz Escape Officer Dick Howe signed handwritten letter UACC DEALER” is in sale since Saturday, August 10, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Autographs\Certified Original Autographs\Military”. The seller is “buyautographs” and is located in Ashford, Kent. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country Of Manufacture: United Kingdom