Reginald Wood was a man of Rye whose wartime exploits have never been recorded. Reg. died a few years ago.
Last month his medals and wartime photographs and memorabilia came up for sale at Rye Auction Galleries. This collection gave just a hint of the brave actions he had been involved in. It seems he was aFleet Air Arm in the Fleet Air Arm.
There were pictures of Fulmar and Swordfish aircraft, hinting that he was in 800 or 801 Squadrons, but there are no records of his name appearing on the internet sites,so this cannot be confirmed.
A fantastic price of £915 was reached for the medals and photographs. Auctioneer Kevin Hall claims that this is a near record price for such a collection. The buyer was a local man who hopes to keep the collection together.
“Rye’s Own” September 2007
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