|THE VICTORIA CROSS AWARDED TO SQUADRON LEADER ARTHUR SCARF, 62 SQUADRON, ROYAL AIR FORCE, HAS BEEN SOLD AT A SPINK AUCTION.|
|27 April 2022|
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|Medal entitlement of Squadron Leader Arthur Scarf,
62 Squadron, Royal Air Force
|The Second World War Victoria Cross medal group awarded to Squadron Leader Arthur Scarf, 62 Squadron, Royal Air Force, has been sold at a Spink auction in London on the 27th April 2022. The sale was by order of a direct descendant. The sale estimate was between £350,000 and £450,000. The Arthur Scarf VC group had originally been on loan to the Royal Air Force Museum.
The Spink sale hammer price realised£550,000. The identity of the purchaser has not been revealed.
For the award of the Victoria Cross
[ London Gazette, 21 June 1946 ], Over Malaya, 9 December 1941, Squadron Leadeer Arthur Stewart Scarf, 62 Squadron, Royal Air Force.
On 9th December 1941, all available aircraft from the Royal Air Force Station, Butterworth, Malaya, were ordered to make a daylight attack on the advanced operational base of the Japanese Air Force at Singora, Thailand.
Arthur Scarf's widow was presented with her husband's Victoria Cross by King George VI at Buckingham Palace on the 30th June 1946.
Iain Stewart, 27 April 2022