Members of Glenrothes Legion Scotland have launched an appeal to reunite the medals of a World War II hero with his descendants.

The set of six medals, which include the 1939-45 Star, Fran and Germany Star, Defence Medal and 1939-45 War Medal, as well as the Queen’s Coronation and Long Service medals, were found in a safe when members were clearing out the former Legion Scotland club building in Glenrothes after it was closed in 2016.

It’s not known how long the medals had been left forgotten about but branch members are now calling on the public to help find any family members and return them to their rightful owner.

“When I opened the safe it came as a complete surprise to find such a collection of medals, which you would think are very precious to whoever they were awarded to,” explained branch member Davy Archibald, who found the set. “It’s unknown just how long they have been sitting there or who put them in there for safe keeping. The most plausible theory is that they have been taken off following an Armistice Day parade and forgotten." 

Anyone with information can contact Davy at archibald_davy@sky.com