What complete and utter wankers are the staff at this museum - Combined Military Services Museum - and in particular Dr Richard Wooldridge.
This woman donated her family medals with the proviso they were never sold, so the museum sold them.
Woman donates father's WWII medals to museum which sells them on Ebay for
Christine Hinde was proud of her father Albert's service to his country during World War II when he served in the 49th Infantry, nicknamed the Polar Bears.
After his death she wanted his four service medals to go on display and gave them to the Combined Military Services Museum in Maldon, Essex.
She specifically told the museum the medals could not be sold.
But she was appalled months later when she received a call from a collector who told her he'd snapped up the set for just £32 on the online marketplace.
Nick Forder, 52, bought them in a bid to reunite his own family with what he thought were his relative's long-lost war medals.
Mrs Hinde said: "He had bought everything, apart from the badge and a piece of ribbon, on eBay for £32.
"Naturally, I was up in arms because the whole reason that I took them to a museum was so they weren't sold.
"For them to be sold on eBay for £32 is an insult. The museum has got a code of practice award up on the wall, which they clearly don't stick to."
The grandmother-of-five had been told by the museum the medals would either be put on display or put into the artefacts.
She later found out the items were passed on to a trader by the museum before being flogged at a discount price, which she would never have known about if not for Mr Forder.
He has offered to return the medals free of charge and plans to meet her later this month.
Museum's founder Richard Wooldridge has sent the 66-year-old a letter of apology and free tickets but she said: "I felt like tearing them up and sending them back."
Mr Forder of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, works in a museum himself, started collecting medals around 25 years ago.
He said the museum should have tried to return them to Mrs Hinde or offer them to an alternative museum, rather than passing them on to a trader to sell.
He said: "I was almost embarrassed to tell Christine how much I paid for them.
"I was very surprised and if they'd been my dad's medals, I would have felt very put out. It just seems to be a great pity that this happened.
"While they are relatively common medals, they were Christine's dad's, which makes them irreplaceable and beyond value.
"I buy medals because I'm interested in the stories behind them and these have turned out to have produced more entertainment, for want of a better word, than I had expected."
The medals are general medals which all soldiers would have received for their time in WWII.
A member of museum staff said staff and volunteers are not to blame for the incident and trustees make all the decisions.
She said: "The staff and volunteers do not make decisions on the museum's collection policy regarding what acquisitions come into the collection."
"Nor do they make decisions on the museum's disposal policy.
"All decisions regarding the museum's collection are made by the museum's trustees."