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Bunty's medal of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire<br />
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The amazing exploits of a fearless World War One flying ace can be revealed after his bravery medals emerged for sale for £25,000.<br />
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Air Vice Marshal Sir Matthew 'Bunty' Frew, of 45 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, officially claimed 23 kills during the conflict.<br />
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But in reality his total was likely far higher as he often gave credits for victories to junior colleagues which were really his own to boost their confidence.<br />
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He would put himself in harm's way to protect them during dogfights whenever enemy aircraft got on their tail.