Falklands veteran’s South Atlantic Medal among items stolen in Biggleswade burglary

PUBLISHED: 16:20 08 May 2017 | UPDATED: 16:21 08 May 2017

A pair of South Atlantic Medals like the one stolen in Biggleswade last month, showing both sides. Picture: geni at English Wikipedia

A pair of South Atlantic Medals like the one stolen in Biggleswade last month, showing both sides. Picture: geni at English Wikipedia

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A South Atlantic Medal for service in the Falklands War was among the items taken by thieves who broke into a house in Biggleswade.

Police were called to the home in Clover Close at about 9.30pm on Friday, April 28, after a break-in at some point between 7.15pm and 9.30pm.

The intruders ransacked the house and took cash, jewellery and personal documents, as well as the medal.

The medal holder’s wife appealed for witnesses on the ‘We Love Biggleswade’ Facebook group on Saturday, asking anyone who saw something suspicious along Saxon Drive during those two hours to contact police.

She said: “These medals are individually engraved with name, rank and number, something that can never be replaced.”

She also urged readers to secure their homes and spread her appeal.

About 29,700 South Atlantic Medals have been issued to British military personnel and civilians for service in the Falklands War of 1982, between the UK and Argentina.

It is about 36mm in diameter, with a sea green, white and blue striped ribbon. The recipient’s initials and surname, rank or rating, service number and unit are engraved on the edge of the medal.

Anyone with information should call Beds police on 101 and quote crime reference number JD/17989/2017.

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