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Two French firemen holding a Royal Air Force flag in front of the R101 airship wreckage in 1930<br />
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The bravery medal awarded to a miraculous survivor of an airship disaster has sold for over £12,000.<br />
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Arthur Disley was the wireless operator on board the 777ft long airship R101 which crashed and burst into flames in northern France in October 1930.<br />
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The ship had taken off from Cardington, Beds, amid huge fanfare and was en route to Karachi in India when it went into a dive at 800ft in bad weather.