Yorkshire Soldier's Bravery Medal Sold to Take Wife on Holiday of a Lifetime.
11:26am 2nd February 2014
A Yorkshire soldier has sold his medal of bravery for £15,000 so he can take his wife on a holiday of a lifetime.
The Military medal was awarded to Captain Ron Bradley by the Queen in 1968 for his bravery for surviving grenade attacks and ambushing terrorists in the Middle-East, in 1967.
The rare Elizabeth II Military Medal is among the most valuable ever to go under the hammer of specialist auctioneers Chris Clubley & Co.
Steve Marsdin of Market Weighton based Chris Clubley & Co said: "There is considerable interest in this medal because it is quite rare. It is being sold as part of a group belonging to Captain Bradley and the medals are in excellent condition with background cuttings, photos, letters from his commanding officiers and an army recruitment poster he featured on."
Mr Bradley, who is now 66 and lives in Stamford Bridge, is not sentimental about selling his medal and wants to spend the money raised by the medal sale to take his wife Maureen on a 'grand tour' of Australia and New Zealand to celebrate their golden wedding in a couple of years' time.
Captain Bradley said: "I will have a copy made but it brings back many sad and poignant memories.I have discussed it with my family and they are only too pleased that I use the money for an adventure."
The medal will be on show at York Army museum.
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