RM Pilot £137,000 DFM

LT/CDR William O Brien, from Somerset the only Royal Marine to win the Distinguised Flying Medal. ( which is no longer awarded ) has sold the award for a record £137,000
After 28 years in the Royal Marines, rising through the ranks to a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer, before receiving his commission as an officer and finishing in the Service as a Major, he then spent six years in the Army before retiring to work as a helicopter instructor.

But he maintained his military connections by joining the Royal Naval Reserve Air Branch, where he is assigned as an operations officer with the Commando Helicopter Force.

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