War hero’s medal plea

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR VIEWS: TOWN CENTRE SPECIAL -

A WAR vet­eran de­nied a medal has writ­ten to the Queen ask­ing for her help.

Theo Eaves, 93, from Poyn­ton, flew 35 mis­sions in Welling­ton bombers dur­ing the Sec­ond World War from Ital­ian air bases.

In 2013, the Govern­ment awarded the Bomber Com­mand Clasp to air­crew in­volved in raid across Western Europe in recog­ni­tion of their brav­ery and ser­vice, but the hon­our did not go to those who cov­ered Italy, Africa, the Mid­dle East and the Far East.

In October, af­ter two years of cam­paign­ing to the Min­istry of De­fence by let­ter Theo, a grand­fa­ther of two, took his bat­tle on­line. De­spite amass­ing 5,700 sig­na­tures Theo has been un­able to get a u-turn.

Theo said: “I posted a let­ter to the Queen on this is­sue. I re­ally hope she will use her in­flu­ence to in­ter­vene.

“I have al­ready writ­ten to Prince Charles and to Prince Wil­liam, and re­ceived a re­ply to each point­ing out they can have no in­flu­ence on po­lit­i­cal mat­ters, but wished me well.”

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