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Albert Ball, 1917

Albert Ball posing for the press at Sedgley House wearing his DSO (Two Bars), MC and Russian Order of St. George. Albert Ball was Nottingham's famous World War 1 airman and was awarded the VC. From 26 April to 6 May 1917 flying over France. Captain Ball took part in 26 combats in the course of which he destroyed 11 hostile aircraft, brought down two out of control and forced several others to land…