Search for mystery veteran who left war medals on train

Ruth Doherty
Search for mystery veteran who left war medals on train
Search for mystery veteran who left war medals on train



A war veteran's five medals have been left on a train bound for Hull, sparking an appeal to find their owner.

The medals were discovered on a Hull Trains service from King's Cross to Hull.

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It is believed the owner may be in their 80s and is a National Service veteran who served in the Korean war, the Suez crisis and Cyprus Emergency with the Royal Air Force.

The medals are a United Nations Service Medal for Korea, a General Service Medal with Cyprus and Canal Zone (Suez) bars, a Hong Kong Service medal, an RAF National Service Medal and a National Service Medal.

Hull Trains have now launched a public appeal to try to trace their owner.

The medals were found on a service returning from London King's Cross to Hull earlier this year and have been stored in lost property.

Debbie Birch, Head of HR at Hull Trains said: "We often find items on board that customers have left behind and we make every effort to return them to their owners.

"To help with this, we have recently installed CCTV on all our units which, as well as improving security, has also helped us enormously in identifying people that have misplaced or forgotten items."

You can tweet @lostboxuk if you have any information on the medals.




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