Hi All! First off I will start this thread by saying I am a bit ashamed I have not researched this myself sooner but hopefully you guys can help me! I have here a set of 4 medals from a very close friend of the family John Yates. Who sadly passed away when I was young. He was a WW2 veteran and I believe he served with the Royal Artillery and fought in North Africa. Unfortunately that is all I know about his service. I was too young to take in and appreciate any of his story's before he passed. I do know also he was wounded by a strafing Messerschmitt while serving in Africa. We were practically his family. He lived at the Chelsea home for pensioner's and he came to stay here in Liverpool with us a lot and a few times we traveled to London to visit him. So the medals and other items were left to my family when he passed and I have always kept them close but never really thought to research what they were awarded for. I should say these medals are replacements given to John after his original set was stolen Although I cant say when they were replaced! Hope you guys can help! Also there is a Royal Artillery plaque that was awarded to him during a visit in 1991 and a belt I have no idea about! Any info appreciated! Cheers! Sean.