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The exploits of a fearless test pilot who risked his life doing 'experimental catapult flying' can be revealed after his medals emerged for sale for £3,000.<br />
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Commander Ian 'Izzy' Grant sat in the cockpit of seaplanes propelled by wires off the limited space available on aircraft carrier flight decks.<br />
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To add another element of danger, these daring launching tests were carried out in hazardous conditions as waves reached 15ft high.<br />
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The aircraft he trialled in the lead up to World War Two included the Supermarine Walrus, which was used for crucial reconnaissance missions during the conflict.