Hi all, For the last few years my dad and I have been researching my grandfather's service during the second world war. He passed away in 2019 and I have been helping my dad find out as much info as we can about my grandfathers experiences during the war. As you can imagine he never talked about it. We are currently trying to find records of what medals he would have been entitled to. My dad seems to remember my grandfather having a few medals but unfortunately they were stolen when my dad was still a young child and were never replaced. Ultimately the goal would be to get replacement medals. Though I'm unsure of how likely this will be, as the medals were stolen so long ago there are no police reports or insurance claims to provide as proof. Failing that, as a last resort we would be happy to at least buy good quality replicas from a reputable dealer. But of course to do this we would need to know which medals he was actually entitled to! We sent away for his service records back in May 2020 and they finally arrived a week or so ago. Can't blame the good people at the MOD records department. I'm sure they have a hell of a backlog to get through due to covid restrictions. He served in France and Belgium with the 1/8bn Lancashire Fusiliers before being captured twice (and escaping twice) by the Germans during Dunkirk. He was subsequently hidden by the French and Belgian resistance movement, at great risk to themselves, for 4 and a half years before the town he was hiding in was liberated. We have been looking over the records we received and as far as I can tell the only mention of any medals in any of the records is the 1939-1945 Star. I would have thought he would also be entitled to at least the War Medal and possibly the French and German Star. I wonder if escapees/evaders aren't eligible for certain medals? I may just be reading the records wrong. The script is admittedly difficult for me to decipher with my millennial eyes lol Even my old man was having a hard time figuring out what some words were supposed to say! I've attached the service records below and will also provide a link to his account of escape in case that provides relevant additional details: J E A Blore escape.pdf Anyway, enough rambling from me. I don't expect anyone to go through every single page, that would be asking too much. But any help or info you could provide, or even just point me in the direction to figure it out myself I would greatly appreciate it. And I know my dad would too. Cheers, Dan.