Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has helped one Latrobe Valley family replace lost war medals.
Mr Chester met with Morwell resident Pat Ruane this week to present her with medals for her brother’s service during the Second World War.
“It is an honour to present these replacement medals to Pat after the original medals were lost when the family moved home,” Mr Chester said.
“Pat’s brother, Flight Sergeant Stanley Mackrell enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force in December 1941 and served until he was posted as ‘missing believed killed’ in February 1944.
“These medals signify his service and the sacrifice he made for his country.
“In August this year we marked the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, so ensuring this family can honour Flight Sergeant Mackrell and his service is even more special.
“Thank you for your service Flight Sergeant Stanley Mackrell.”