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A document enclosed award granted for the service in the war of 1939 - 1945 for Lieutenant James Riccomini MBE.
The remarkable story of an SAS hero who escaped captivity by jumping out of a moving train and carried out daring raids behind enemy lines before he was killed storming a German stronghold can be told after his bravery medals emerged for sale.
After escaping his German captors, Lieutenant James Riccomini MBE spent four months assisting Italian resistance fighters with ammunition drops and intelligence gathering before scaling the Alps to reach neutral Switzerland when his cover was blown.
Ten months later, he was dropped behind enemy lines and led a fearless ambush of a German armoured column before he was killed in action heading up an assault during the legendary Operation Tombola.
His MBE, Military Cross and other medals along with letters he wrote to his wife, documents and photos are tipped to sell for £12,000.