Gary's Bar to his George Medal
, signifying that he had earned the honour for a second time, was awarded after his death.
The George Medal
is a third highest gallantry award given to civilians and military personnel behind the Victoria Cross and George Cross.
Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh said: "Essex Police could not be more proud to learn that Pc Ian Dibell has been awarded the George Medal
World War 2 hero Tommy Brown, left his George Medal
But five years on from his death, his widow, Toni, 44, has taken the heartbreaking decision to put his George Medal
and Bar and other decorations up for auction.
The medals are unique - they are the only George Medal
and Bar to be awarded to a serviceman in the modern era.
He received the George Medal
last March for "faultless courage, selflessness and dedication to his unit".
HONOUR Tommy Brown was the youngest-ever recipient of the George Medal
winner and long-serving South Wales Police officer Richard Ritchings has died at the age of 96
The 40-year-old father-of-four, originally from Edinburgh, had won the George Medal
- awarded for extreme bravery - after making safe similar devices in southern Iraq in 2006.
VICTOR James Scott was the youngest Police Constable in old Bootle Constabulary when in 1941 he was, with others, awarded the George Medal
for bravery rescuing trapped householders during the bombing of Bootle.
HUNDREDS of mourners have paid their respects to a World War Two hero who was one of only two men to win the George Cross and George Medal