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War Medals Stolen From Yorkshire Air Museum

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5:11pm 5th November 2014

Police are investigating after a set of war medals was stolen from the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington.

The four medals, which belong to the museum, were stolen from an outbuilding where they were on display as part of a public exhibition. The theft occurred at sometime between 10am and 4pm on Monday 3 November 2014.

The medals, which are worth £2,000, are described as follows:

  • The War Medal – silver, circular medal, with a green, black and orange ribbon.
  • DFM Medal – silver, circular medal, with George VI head on it, with a blue and white ribbon and Jimmy Gardner engraved on the side.
  • 39/45 Star Medal – a six pointed star-shaped medal, with dark blue, red and pale blue ribbon.
  • Air Crew Europe Star Medal - a six pointed star-shaped medal, with a black, yellow and pale blue ribbon. The ribbon has an additional France and Germany metal clasp attached to it.

Officers are appealing to anyone with information about the theft of the medals to contact them with information.

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101- select option 2 – and ask for PC Victoria Earle or York Police.

Alternatively, information can be emailed to victoria.earle@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you prefer not to give your name, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number 12140190769 when passing information about this incident.

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