Medals of one of 'The Few' who survived crash-landing his Spitfire after being at 20,000ft.

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The medals of one of 'The Few' who survived bailing out of his Spitfire after being shot at 20,000ft have sold for £136,000 - triple their estimate.<br />
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Group Captain Charles Kingcome officially claimed 11 kills during the Second World War but his actual tally is believed to have been far higher.<br />
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He served at the Battle of France and the Dunkirk evacuation before becoming one of the most prolific pilots in the Battle of Britain.<br />
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But he was nearly killed in October 1940 when a German Messerschmitt 109 plane raked his cockpit with bullets. He was tossed out of the cockpit like a 'rag doll in a hurricane' and parachuted rapidly towards the Kent countryside.