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Search for war veteran's missing D-day medal

Military veterans, their families and staff to take part in a veterans remembrance service and wreath laying in the Memorial Garden at the Erskine Edinburgh Home PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday November 9, 2018. See PA story MEMORIAL Armistice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire in Edinburgh.

By Lucinda Cameron, Press Association Scotland

An elderly war veteran has been left "extremely distressed" after losing his D-Day medal at a remembrance service on Sunday.

The man lost his Croix de la Legion d'Honneur medal, the highest military honour awarded by France, which he was given for his actions during the D-Day invasion of France on June 6, 1944.

The medal was lost while he was attending the service at Strathblane war memorial in Stirlingshire at around 11am on Sunday.

Police are urging anyone with information about the medal to contact them.

Sergeant David McNally, of Balfron Police Station, said: "Efforts to trace the lost medal have so far been unsuccessful and the owner is extremely distressed by its loss.

"We would appeal to anyone who may have any information as to the location of this honour to contact us as soon as possible."

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 and ask for Balfron Police Station or choose the option for property.