I'm sure everyone knows who Capt 'Winkle' Brown is - if not then read this thread! We've been contacted by Denham's auction house to let us know that there will be an auction of his personal effects on 6 July 2016. Full press release: AUCTION OF ESTATE of Captain Eric M 'Winkle' Brown CBE DSC AFC RN - one of the greatest aviators in history - at Denham’s Auctioneers & Valuers in Horsham on July 6th 2016 at 10am. MOST DECORATED pilot in the history of the Royal Navy died March 2016 WORLD RECORD for the most aircraft carrier deck takeoffs and landings WORLD RECORD for flying the greatest number of different types of aircraft 487. SURVIVED 11 plane crashes and the sinking of HMS Audacity in 1941 AUCTION to include ties & caps, certificates of merit, presentation silverware/glassware/ceramics/plaques & models, a collection of his personal library and signed presentation books, personal sea trunk, group photographs. PUBLIC VIEWING Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd, Monday 4th, Tuesday 5th July at Denham’s, Dorking Road, Warnham,West Sussex, RH12 3RZ, UK ONLINE VIEWING full photographed from 18:00pm on Wednesday 29th June at www.denhams.com In a lot of ways I feel that this is a bit sad that his NOK don't want to keep these things but I assume they must have a pressing need for the cash. Hopefully an aviation museum, such as at Yeovilton, will end up with most of the items.