Remembrance

Lost Remembrance Day medal's owner found after viral Twitter search

Eighty-one-year-old veteran Rob Vroegop, who lives in Germany, has been contacted about how he would like his medal returned.

The owner of a military medal lost at a Remembrance service in London has been found, following a viral search

The Netherlands New Guinea Commemorative Cross was handed in to police constable and former Grenadier Guard Gaz Watkinson by a member of the public at the weekend.

After posting on social media about it, he is now in touch with 81-year-old veteran Rob Vroegop, who lives in Dusseldorf, Germany, about how he would like it returned.

Gaz, who is part of the Met Police Armed Forces Veterans Network, made the plea through his Twitter profile.

Members of the Royal Family and senior politicians led the nation in honouring the country’s war dead on Remembrance Sunday.

The event on Whitehall was given added poignancy by a return to pre-pandemic numbers of participating veterans and military, as well as onlookers.

It marked the first time in two years that members of the public, including serving personnel and veterans, were able to gather in their thousands to mark the sacrifices of the war dead