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99-year old WW2 Veteran receives his medals for the first time


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A 99-year-old veteran has been surprised with a repaired set of his Second World War medals allowing him to wear them for the first time.

Ken Batt, of Loughton, Essex, had never worn the awards he received while serving with the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry during the conflict.

But the gift from serving soldiers in his former regiment means he can wear his medals on his chest in time for Remembrance Sunday.

Mr Batt was just a teenager when he signed up to the army, having earlier worked as an apprentice at the Great Western Railway company.

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5. Nov. 2020

Ken Batt. Credit: PA


Epping Forest Guardian:

The medals in the Guards' Tailor's shop in Wellington Barracks, London

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