Incredible war-time archive of RAF hero.

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Kenneth Cross's medals.<br />
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The remarkable archive of an RAF officer who was one of six out of 37 men to survive three days adrift in the freezing Arctic Ocean have come to light.<br />
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Sir Kenneth Cross had already cheated death by dodging a bullet aimed for his head in the cockpit of his plane when the aircraft carrier he was on was attacked and sunk.<br />
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He plunged into the icy sea and was one of 37 survivors to make it into a lifeboat. With hardly any food or water on board, most of the shipwrecked men died from exposure over the next 70 hours.<br />
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Now a water-stained diary he kept while shipwrecked, his RAF log book and 16 medals are coming up for sale at auctioneers Spink of London.