On the 23rd July 2015, Spink will be holding its second sale of Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria of the year. A sale full of extremely interesting items from around the world and some exquisite collections. But one lot in particular stands out amidst this sale, lot 7; the Outstanding Second War D.S.O. and Two Bars, D.S.C. Group of Eight to Captain E.N. ‘Won’t-Go-Home’ Pumphrey, Royal Navy. A pioneering skipper of motor torpedo boats who was one of the Royal Navy’s most successful coastal force Captains of the Second World War, he distinguished himself in the ‘Spitfires of the Seas’ during the first great M.T.B. action of the War; during a daring daylight attack on the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau; and as Commander of H.M.S. Brocklesby for the Dieppe Raid. Captain Edward Nigel Pumphrey, D.S.O., D.S.C., was born in Ryton-on-Tyne in 1910. After service

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