World War Two fan's hoard fetches £80k
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Worcestershire war memorabilia hoard fetches £80,000

A militaria and aviation fanatic who amassed barns full of war memorabilia has sold his hoard for more than £80,000.

John Hancocks, 85, who lives near Worcester, said his fascination began as a child in Birmingham when the city was targeted by German bombers during World War Two.

His passion grew during his National Service as an RAF crash salvager based at Cosford in Shropshire.

Mr Hancocks, who also served at RAF bases in Padgate, near Manchester, Colerne in Wiltshire, and Little Rissington in the Cotswolds, is selling up so he and his wife Pat, 83, can downsize.

  • 25 May 2016
  • From the section England