A war veteran who suffers from dementia has been left heartbroken after he lost all of his medals at a Remembrance Sunday service.

Peter Bennett visited Westminster Abbey in London for the opening of the Fields of Remembrance on Thursday.

But his daughter Giulia Bennett posted an appeal on Facebook yesterday asking for help to find his SAS beret and army medals.

"Sadly, he has dementia and lost everything (his blue over coat and green suit bag) when he visited London for the remembrance service at Westminster Abby (sic)," she wrote.

Ms Bennett said her dad keeps asking for his missing medals.

"It's very upsetting," she added.

"I have been to the usual places to ask so hoping there is some kind people in London.

"The service was on the 5th November then he stayed overnight at the Victory Club hotel and left London 6pm Kingscross to Grantham.

"He could have lost his coat any where (SAS club or anywhere else he went). His bag in a taxi, Kingscross or on the train home."

The nation will pay silent respect to the country's war dead today in a Remembrance Sunday service led by the Queen.

The monarch will be joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and members of the leading political parties at the Cenotaph in central London.

A two-minute silence will take place at 11am and wreaths will be laid at the foot of the Whitehall memorial, followed by a veterans' march.

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