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The wartime medals awarded to the man who masterminded the Dambusters Raid and the sinking of a fearsome German battleship have emerged for sale.<br />
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Air Chief Marshal Sir Ralph 'Cocky' Cochrane planned in minute detail the audacious RAF operation to destroy three German dams using inventor Sir Barnes Wallis' 'bouncing bomb' in 1943.<br />
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A year later he came up with the idea of how to bomb the formidable Nazi battleship the Tirpitz - while sat in his bath.<br />
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His medals are being sold for £8,000 at a London auction.