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Falkland DSM to be Auctioned - John Leake


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Here is another interesting news story:

A rare medal won by a Falklands war hero who left his post as canteen manager to fire a machine gun at Argentinian aeroplanes is expected to fetch up to £50,000 when it goes up for auction. Civilian John Leake won the Distinguished Service Medal - one of just 12 awarded for action in the war - after he went from serving the crew to gunner during the 1982 conflict. His ship, HMS Ardent, was a sitting duck and numerous direct hits killed 22 crew but he continued to shoot planes out of the sky.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2032180/HMS-Ardent-medals-Falklands-War-hero-auction.html#ixzz1Whg8zbzM

Jean-Paul

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