Well, here they are - all bright, shiny and new and not looking at all like they should do after 63 years but ........... he's thrilled!! They're now on show in his display cabinet, along with his Veteran's Badge.
Having seen these in their nice, new, shiny state and sparkling clean ribbons, I have decided to leave my Grandad's WWI medals exactly as they are - with the patina acquired by their 90 years of age. I may buy new ribbons and purchase the one medal I didn't find but only to complete the collection and so that the ribbons are there, if ever needed, in years to come. Oh yes, the crest on the boxes was the Royal Crest - lol!