A blind Second War World veteran says he has been “overwhelmed” by the public response to track down his missing medals after they disappeared at a motorway service station.
D-Day veteran Alfred Barlow, 96, described efforts to locate his medals as “amazing” moments after he was presented with a replacement set.
Mr Barlow’s story generated a huge amount of interest across the UK when he issued a tearful plea to be reunited with his decorations.
Now Mr Barlow, who fought on the Normandy beaches more than 70 years ago, has thanked those who came to his aid during a ceremony at Hampton Court, south west London.
His medals went missing after Mr Barlow visited the gents toilet at Norton Canes services, near Walsall, on the M6 Toll on June 8.
Speaking to ITV News, Mr Barlow said he was happy he could now pass on the medals to his grandson.
During the subsequent investigation, a £5,000 …