Bomb disposal expert's medals beat estimate by 20%

A collection of seven second world war medals awarded to bomb disposal expert Wing Commander Leonard Harrison sold at Dix Noonan Webb in London on February 25.

Medals George Cross
Harrison was an exceptional bomb disposal expert

The lot beat its £100,000 ($140,195) estimate by 20% to achieve £120,000 ($168,234).

Harrison took part in a series of operations, including the virtuosic disarming of a sea mine attached to a fishing trawler on Good Friday 1940 - for which he was awarded the George Cross included in yesterday's lot.

The sale also includes a 1977 Jubilee medal and a 1918-1962 General Service medal.

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