Hyde Park medals

A collection of medals belonging to a military person were either lost or stolen near Hyde Park during Saturday’s Coronation.

Police released a photo of a matching miniature set of the six medals belonging to a visitor last weekend and were thought to have gone missing close to Hyde Park Corner during the royal celebrations.

Thousands gathered in the capital last weekend to celebrate the crowning of the King and Queen Consort with many watching the coronation service from large screens in the Royal Parks.

The medals bear the recipients name and are of ‘great sentimental value’.

In a statement, the Royal Parks Police said: “These went missing close to Hyde Park Corner. They are of great sentimental value to the loser being well deserved. The photo is a matching set of miniatures. These are identical to the originals apart from being larger and have the recipient’s name.”

Five of the campaign medals bear pictures of the late Queen Elizabeth II, with some featuring labels of countries and territories where the recipient served including Northern Ireland, Kosovo and Afghanistan.

Another contains a clasp with the words ’19 Mar to 28 Apr 2003″ engraved, indicating the owner also served during the invasion in Iraq. The last two military decorations are a medal without clasp and one for “regular army”.

Anyone who has seen or found the medals should contact the police quoting CRIS 2314369/23.

Image: Met Police.

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