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Bartley's DFC medal group: (l-r) Distinguished Flying Cross, 1939-45 Star with Battle of Britain clasp, Air Crew Europe Star, Africa Star, Pacific Star, Defence and War Medals 1939-45.<br />
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The medals of a Battle of Britain hero ace who survived a bullet whizzing through his helmet and married a Hollywood star have emerged for sale for £140,000.<br />
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Squadron Leader Anthony 'Bolshie' Bartley, one of the founder members of 92 Squadron, claimed at least 12 victories, eight damaged aircraft and numerous 'probables' during World War Two.<br />
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He shot down his first two German planes over Dunkirk while 330,000 British Expeditionary Force troops were being evacuated from Northern France in May 1940.<br />
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Post-war, he married Deborah Kerr, star of the 'The King and I' and became a celebrated film producer.