Local MP Simon Hart has helped a Kilgetty veteran get the medal he has been waiting 70 years for.
Ninety-year-old Frederick Dangerfield served in the 2nd Battalion Welsh Regiment for about six years during the Second World War. During that time he fought for two years in Burma – entitling him to the Burma Star medal.
When he mentioned to his vicar that he thought he may be due the award, his vicar contacted Mr Hart who looked into the matter on Mr Dangerfield's behalf.
"We investigated and it turns out that veterans of the Burma campaign were not automatically awarded the medal but had to apply for it," explained Mr Hart. "We made inquiries with the Ministry of Defence who confirmed that he was eligible and so we got hold of the correct forms for him to fill in."
Mr Dangerfield was delighted when the medal turned up in the post a few weeks later.
"It's an achievement to get it, a reward for the end," he said. "We suffered quite heavily out there."
Mr Hart added: "It was a pleasure to meet Mr Dangerfield and admire his medal, he went through so much to be entitled to it so I was delighted to be able to help him get his rightful award."
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