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The decorations and medals awarded to Les Munro. They are: New Zealand Order of Merit, Companion’s neck badge (top). Remainder (left to right): Distinguished Service Order, New Zealand Queen’s Service Order, Distinguished Flying Cross, 1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star with clasp France and Germany, Italy Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, New Zealand Service Medal 1939-45, New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal.
The last surviving Dambusters pilot is to sell his gallantry medals awarded for the legendary raid and donate the proceeds to the Bomber Command Memorial fund.
Squadron Leader Les Munro hopes to raise £50,000 from the sale which will go towards the upkeep of the newly-built memorial dedicated to the 55,573 airmen killed during the Second World War.