The family of a soldier who fought in the first world war have been reuinited with the medal he threw away in digust nearly 90 years ago. Thomas Swan apparently hurled his British War Medal out of a train window soon after being presented with it in 1921 as he
Britain's oldest Olympian, Godfrey Rampling, who won medals at the 1932 and 1936 Olympic Games in Los Angeles and Berlin, has passed away.
A 400m runner, he was a member of the Great Britain 4x400m relay teams which won silver in 1932 and gold in 1936.
In 1932 he anchored the 4x400m
Fears that a Victoria Cross medal belonging to a Canadian war hero would be auctioned off to a private collector were allayed when the Canadian War Museum bought it and eight other medals for $240,000.
The set of nine medals includes the Victoria Cross awarded to Lt.-Col. Robert Shankland, a member