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Student Archie is in the medals – thanks to his collection of World War memorabilia.

Archie, 15, started his collection when his grandad Peter Bartlett gave him his great grandad’s medals from World War 2.

He has added to it ever since and now has memorabilia including headwear and artillery alongside the medals from special fairs and e-Bay.

“I have German helmets, hats, replica bullets, a gas mask and obviously my great granddad’s medal is precious so that’s kept extremely safe.

“I have a real medal from World War 1 as well and that’s special.

“History is my favourite subject and I have visited the battlefields in Belgium and France and that was emotional.

“My mum has now put a ban on my collection though as it’s got so big!”