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Medal Set, Air Vice Marshal Raymond Collishaw
Medal Set, Air Vice Marshal Raymond Collishaw

Canadian Raymond Collishaw, the highest scoring ace in the Royal Naval Air Service, ended the war officially credited with 60 victories against enemy aircraft.

Joining the Royal Naval Air Service in 1915, Collishaw gained a reputation for relentlessly engaging the enemy, even when he was outnumbered. In mid-1917, he commanded a flight of Sopwith Triplanes, all with Canadian pilots, known as the "Black Flight" for the planes' all-black paint schemes. This large medal set reflects Collishaw's First World War service (top row) including his Distinguished Service Order and Bar (top row, left), Distinguished Service Cross (top row, third from left), and Distinguished Flying Cross (top row, fourth from left), all awarded for skill and leadership in combat. Collishaw's medals also indicate his extensive interwar and Second World War service with the Royal Air Force.

Medal Set, Air Vice Marshal Raymond Collishaw
Tilston Memorial Collection of Canadian Military Medals
CWM 19770669-046

Service Dress Jacket, Admiral-of-the-Fleet Sir John Arbuthnot "Jackie" Fisher, around 1910
Bicorn Hat, Rear-Admiral Sir Charles E. Kingsmill
Sailor's Summer Uniform, Lionel Channing, HMCS Shearwater
Medal Set, Sub-Lieutenant J.M. Paul, HMCS Niobe
H.M.C.T.B. Grilse Cap Tally
Pin, RMS Missanabie
Merchant Navy Cap Badge, Thomas Moore
Medal Set, Thomas Moore
Albert Medal, Chief Motor Mechanic Ernest Alfred Pooley
Cap Badge, Royal Naval Motor Boat Reserve
Sailor's Uniform, Leading Seaman Roland White
Service Dress Cap, Royal Naval Air Service
Service Dress Jacket, Royal Naval Air Service
Medal Set, Air Vice Marshal Raymond Collishaw
Wristwatch, Flight Lieutenant Henry Botterell
Medal Set, Captain Arthur Brown
Memorial Plaque, Flight Lieutenant Harry Wambolt
Albert Medal, First Class Lieutenant Commander Thomas Kenneth Triggs
Albert Medal, Second Class Able Seaman William Becker
Medal Set, Robert Brett
Boy's Civilian Sailor Suit, RMS Missinabie
Full-dress Uniform, Commander Frank Llewellyn Houghton
Sun Helmet, Horatio Nelson Lay
Nurse's Uniform, Sub-Lieutenant Georgia Hayes