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Family of Cardiff World War Two airman George Saunders receive medals for his service

Seventy years after his plane was shot down over Germany, a Cardiff airman is being honoured for his wartime service.

On Thursday, the family of George Saunders were given military medals in recognition of the role he played during World War Two.

Alexandra Lodge reports.

Flight Sergeant George Saunders, from Cardiff, was 21 when his aircraft was shot down in March 1944.

Saunders was a railway clerk before enlisting in the RAF in July 1941

His crew - which included five other Welshmen, had been returning from a night raid on Berlin when they were hit by enemy fire.

His brother Ted received three medals on his behalf.

Ted Saunders, George's brother, receiving the medals in his honour Credit: Alexandra Lodge/ITV News