Monday, 23 October 2017

Appeal for missing war medals

FOUR medals have gone missing from a house in Northfield End, Henley.

FOUR medals have gone missing from a house in Northfield End, Henley.

Police are investigating the suspected theft of the air force cross, defence medal, Burma Star medal and Queen’s commendation for flying.

The air force cross is 60mm by 54mm and represents aircraft propeller blades with wings between the arms. An inscription on the back reads “Flt Lt A E Bance”. The obverse shows Hermes riding on the wings of a hawk holding a laurel wreath. The suspender is straight and decorated with laurel wreaths.

The defence medal is a circular, silver medal which is 36mm in diameter. The obverse shows a bareheaded George VI facing left and the reverse crown rests on the stump of an oak tree with a lion and a lioness either side. The top left is dated 1939 and the top right is dated 1945 with “The Defence Medal” inscribed at the bottom across two lines.

The Burma Star medal is a six-pointed star of yellow copper/zinc alloy. It is about 44mm by 38mm. The obverse has a central design of the Royal Cypher of George VI surmounted by a crown. The cypher is surrounded by a circlet containing the words “The Burma Star”. The reverse is plain.

Anyone with information should call Pc Sue Bradshaw on 101.

Anyone with information should call Pc Sue Bradshaw on 101.

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