Medals of great value stolen too

2017-10-10 06:00

The letter “Help return these family heirlooms” (People’s Post, 26 September) was of special interest to me for I recently had my father’s decorations stolen.

He had most of the campaign medals plus the Distinguished Conduct Medal. This medal is second only to the Victoria Cross and is for bravery in the face of the enemy. Oak leaves were awarded twice and [he also received] the Meritorious Service Medal. These medals were framed and displayed on our lounge wall and are the only things missing, so burglary was most unlikely. These medals are of great sentimental value. The matter was reported to the police but there was no police action. The witnesses whose names I gave were not contacted, but I was told by a police officer that there were six unregistered medal and coin dealers in neighbouring areas.

I can only hope, possibly in vain, that the police contacted at least some of the alleged medal and coin dealers.

E.L. Bergvliet

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