PENSIONERS have been honoured for serving their country, decades after leaving their roles in the forces.
Terry Teeley, 74, and Marion Robinson, 91, were presented with medals by Durham County Council chairman Linda Marshall when she visited them at Church View Care Home, in Murton.
Marion is a former ATS sergeant and fitness instructor, while Terry served in the RAF as an airman.
They both received Veteran’s Badges, which have been issued after many armed forces personnel were not given medals before they were demobbed at the end of the Second World War.
Dozens of medals have been presented at Durham County Hall, but many veterans were unable to attend.
Father-of-four Terry was in the force for two years from 1960.
He worked in radar stations for the RAF and Nato, as he helped train the next group of workers before going on to work for a gas board and run pubs.
“I feel quite honoured,” he said. “It will be something to show my family when they come to visit.”
Coun Marshall said: “These people risked their lives for our freedom and they should never be forgotten.
“They served their country with honour and valour and deserve to be recognised.”