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Sgt. Gordon Olley's war medals.<br />
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Left to right - Military medal, 1914-15 star, British war and victory medals.<br />
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The extraordinary story of the first pilot to fly one million miles can be told after his bravery medals emerged for sale.<br />
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Sergeant Gordon Olley, of No 1 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, duelled with the legendary Red Baron as a novice pilot in the First World War.<br />
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Within five months he had 10 kills and his exploits led to him being awarded the prestigious Military Medal.<br />
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After the war ended, he was one of the 'founding fathers' of the glamorous early age of commercial flying with pioneering British long-distance travel airline Imperial Airways.