Veteran pin badge found in a Mansfield sports shop

The HM armed forces veteran badge that was found at DW Sports in Mansfield
The HM armed forces veteran badge that was found at DW Sports in Mansfield

After a customer dropped a badge, which has the wording HM armed forces veteran on it, staff at DW Sports are now hoping to return it to its owner.

Jenny Mace,34, a sales assistant at the Portland retail park site, Mansfield, said an elderly couple came in and bought a child’s Manchester City football strip from the store on Friday, November 6.

She said: “The couple were both wearing big silk poppies and looked to be in their late 70s.”

It was only after the couple had left that staff noticed the veteran badge on the floor.

“This badge is obviously so important to someone who fought for our country and we hate the idea of them being without it at Remembrance Day and we really want to reunite the owner with their well earned badge.”

Staff will be keep the badge at the office and hope the owner comes forward.