A Donegal pensioner has received a World War II medal 70 years following his service in the Local Defence Force (LDF).
James Callan, from Convoy, was recognised for his service during a special ceremony at Finner Camp in Ballyshannon.
Callan, 93, served in the LDF, which existed between 1939 to 1945, for the then Letterkenny Battalion.
Following the war, Mr Callan served in the disbanded Local Defence Force, which was set-up by Gardai during “The Emergency” across Ireland.
“The Emergency” has been used metonymically in historical and cultural commentary to refer to the state during the war.
It is understood that the discovery was made following enquiries to the Military Archives of Ireland in Dublin.
All members of the Local Defence Force were honoured for the dedication during WWII, all except one – Mr Callan.
However, that was rectified last week when James inspected a guard of honour at the ceremony last week.