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War medals stolen from veteran’s home

War medals have been stolen from the home of 94-year-old veteran Alfred Wilkins.

War medals have been stolen from the home of 94-year-old veteran Alfred Wilkins.

A reward has been offered for the return of a 94-year-old World War II veteran’s medals which were stolen from his home.

The Wisbech home of Alfred Wilkins was burgled at some point between February 4 and 20 while he was in hospital and the six medals were among those things stolen.

His son Paul said they were awarded as campaign medals for fighting in the 1939-45 war. Mr Wilkins was in the Territorial Army and was just 19 years old when war broke out.

He became a prisoner of war in Gibraltar and was held in Italy, then later in Germany. He weighed between five and six stone when he finally came home.

Paul said: “My father wears his medals with pride every Remembrance and Battle of Britain Day. He’s a proud man.”

He is offering a £100 for the safe return of the six medals. Two are stars, including the Africa Star, and the other four are round medals. They were in an oak display case that was hung on the wall.

The medals are not worth much but hold great sentimental value to the family. Paul said his dad has already bequeathed them to him.

If anyone has any information about the stolen medals, contact Paul by email at paulwilkins184@btinternet.com

 

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