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Wolstenholme's DFC.

The bravery medals and logbooks of Kenneth Wolstenholme have emerged for sale which reveal it was almost 'all over' for the legendary commentator 25 years before he said the immortal line during the 1966 World Cup Final.

Wolstenholme will always be remembered for leaving his mark on the greatest day in English football history with his commentary of Geoff Hurst's hat-trick goal which sealed England's only World Cup win.

But he was also an exceptional pilot who flew in 89 raids in the Second World War - another famous victory over Germany.

However, it has now come to light that he was almost killed during one of his first missions, a raid on Heligoland, a small German archipelago in the North Sea, on May 21, 1941.