My wifes Father passed away in 1961,the year she was born.She had no idea about her Fathers WW2 service.
So i applied for his records from the Australian War Memorial,she and her Brother and Sister were amazed by the information and enlistment photos contained in them.
I noticed that he had not applied for his Service Medals,so i applied for his Medals,via the Directorate of Honours and Awards,(Department of Defence)
Today we recieved his long overdue recognition of Service,beautifully presented and shining like ive never seen WW2 Medals do before,i realize they have just been manufactured,however i think its great that after all these years they can still award Servicemen in this manner.
They are engraved with his name and service number,as is usual and cased for presentation.(i dont believe medals recieved straight after the war were seperately cased,my Grandfathers were all in one box)
Richard Neill Cunnington
101 Tank Attack