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BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833)<br />
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Captain Foster Robson's medals and log book's.<br />
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For Sale - The medals of a remarkable RAF glider pilot who survived numerous close shaves before finally being shot and captured at Arnhem.<br />
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The remarkable story of a wartime pilot who landed his glider in the sea, swam ashore, marched 10 miles and helped capture two enemy pillboxes while unarmed has emerged.<br />
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Captain Foster Robson cheated death numerous times during Operation Husky, the Allied invasion of Sicily in 1943 and Arnhem in 1944.<br />
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He watched numerous colleagues either drown in the sea or be cut down by machine gun fire after 144 wooden gliders carrying troops ditch off-shore.<br />
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He expertly guided the aircraft to just 250 yards from the beach, allowing him, his co-pilot and two army officers to make it to shore.<br />
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He received a Military Cross for his actions in Sicily and his medals are now being sold by auctioneers Dix Noonan Webb.