Signed First Day Covers. Movie Star signed photos. APOLLO & NASA SPACE. WW2 RAF Battle of Britain ace Frank Carey hand written & signed letter & bio. 9×7 inch headed notepaper with letter hand written and signed by WWII RAF Battle of Britain ace Frank Carey DFC, he mentions having flown Hurricanes, Spitfires and. Comes with two A4 sized sheets of paper upon which Carey has HAND WRITTEN a summary of his career! Frank Reginald “Chota” Carey, CBE, DFC & Two Bars, AFC, DFM (7 May 1912 6 December 2004) was a Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter pilot and flying ace who served during World War II. Born in Brixton, London, Carey was educated at Belvedere School before he joined the RAF in September 1927 at the age of 15 as an apprentice metal rigger. After completing the apprenticeship Carey was assigned to No. 43 Squadron RAF based at RAF Tangmere. In 1933 he converted to the role of fitter at RAF Worthy Down. In 1935 he applied to become a fighter pilot and completed the training in 1936. Carey was posted back to 43 Squadron and by 1939 was an established pilot. At the outbreak of World War II in September 1939 Carey flew defensive patrols over eastern Scotland, where he gained his first successes. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM) in February 1940 for several shared air victories. Commissioned as pilot officer in April 1940, he transferred to No. 3 Squadron RAF and participated in the Battle of France. In May he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) for seven enemy aircraft shot down and two probably shot down. On 14 June he received a Bar to the DFC and a promotion to flying officer. From 9 July to 18 August 1940 Carey flew in the Battle of Britain. He accounted for a further nine enemy aircraft destroyed, three probably destroyed, and one damaged but was wounded in July and again in August. His wounds were severe and he took no further part in the battle. In November 1940 he was posted to Operational Training Unit (OTU) 52 as an instructor. Carey was given command of No. 135 Squadron RAF, as acting squadron leader, in August 1941. 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 RAF Battle of Britain ace Frank Carey hand written & signed letter & bio” is in sale since Wednesday, February 5, 2020. 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.
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