Fiji Time: 5:25 PM on Tuesday 4 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Man pleads for return of medal

Litia Vulaidausiga
Monday, July 28, 2014

A Nadi resident is pleading for the return of his Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) medal.

Peter Leggett (MBE) was conferred the honour by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace in November, 1999 for extensive community service in Papua New Guinea, where he resided for about 30 years.

Now settled in Legalega, Nadi with his family, he was in Australia for medical treatment when his home was ransacked on the morning of February 9.

"There are some things that cannot be replaced," he lamented.

Numerous items were taken including electronic gadgets, jewellery, family heirlooms and military swords.

However, he said the MBE medal, which remained in its presentation box, mattered the most.

"Things like these also have no use to others."

The robbery report was lodged at the Namaka and Sabeto police stations and despite the passage of time, he continues to harbour hope for the return of his medal.

Police spokesperson Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said they were investigating the break-in.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62240.6034
JPY 59.145156.1451
GBP 0.30290.2949
EUR 0.43130.4193
NZD 0.72550.6925
AUD 0.65190.6269
USD 0.47460.4576

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 4th August 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. PM cuts off rumours
  2. Professional decision
  3. Full compensation denied
  4. Accident claims teenager, driver on the run
  5. Rain fails to deter spirits
  6. Best for final
  7. ABs to make changes
  8. Dedicated rooms for infant feeding
  9. Flying Fijians win Pacific Nations Cup
  10. Locals receive eye treatment from visiting specialists

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sex trafficking source Thursday (30 Jul)
  2. Teary farewell for trio Friday (31 Jul)
  3. Final goodbye Wednesday (29 Jul)
  4. Possible delay in military farewell, Tikoitoga busy Monday (03 Aug)
  5. No say over lease Friday (31 Jul)
  6. PM cuts off rumours Tuesday (04 Aug)
  7. Suspended teacher to explain Wednesday (29 Jul)
  8. Mind game Monday (03 Aug)
  9. Commander resigns Sunday (02 Aug)
  10. World cup dream for Lockington Monday (03 Aug)