An ex-soldier from Blackburn, Lancashire, who lost a service medal 13 years ago has had it returned after it was found on sale in an Afghan marketplace.
Mick France, a former Lance Corporal with the Queen's Lancashire Regiment, which is now part of the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, was reunited with his honour after being contacted via Facebook.
He was presented with his Northern Ireland service medal for a second time during a ceremony at the Regiment's Headquarters at Fulwood Barracks in Preston.
The medal was unearthed by Stan Bates, a Superintendent with West Yorkshire Police who has been working as a civilian adviser to the police in Afghanistan.
The Regiment set about tracking Mick down via its network of ex-soldiers and by using Facebook