Can this really be true?

Discussion in 'Prewar' started by bamboo43, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

  2. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    It seems very strange that someone would leave a real Victoria Cross in a parked car.
  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I agree, I wouldn't leave any such valuables in my car, full stop.
  4. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

  5. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Yes and they weren't missed for three weeks. Odd.
  6. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

  7. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    I agree that it appears strange and does not ring true, but there really are absent minded people around and many without any common sense.
  8. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I think you're right Tom, also sometimes families don't realise what they actually possess. Still a bit fishy this one.
  9. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    It could be true.I will go as far as the onset of dementia.

    I remember it reported some years ago that a well known comedian on the road to deteriorating mental health.....transpired he had the practice of wandering around his home town with a plastic bag full of banknotes.It does happen to such people who for some reason or other do not have a caring hand to oversee them.

    I am sure there are many examples of what may be regarded as irrational practices carried out by such people who lack a caring hand.
  10. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Someone I used to work with, her grandfather won a VC during WW1. She didn't have a clue regarding the significance of it. Infact the family didn't if I remember correctly. They gave it to his regiments museum.
  11. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    The incident and particulars of this theft have been added to the list of VC's reported stolen over the years. This is the same link referred to by Kyle in post 6 of this thread.

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