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Source: The Guradian

Roald Dahl's war medals delivered to family, 73 years late

Saturday 12:41 GMT

Twenty-eight years after he died, the medals Roald Dahl earned for his time as an RAF fighter pilot during the second world war have finally arrived with his family.

The 1939-1945 Star, for those who served overseas during the war, the Africa Star, the Defence Medal, for non-operational service, and the War Medal – arrived, 73 years late. Dahl’s grandson, Ned Donovan, said that the medals had been delivered from the Ministry of Defence on Wednesday, and that he had given them to the author’s widow, Felicity Dahl, at her 80th birthday party.


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