Metal detecting enthusiasts have found a wartime identification plate on a north Devon beach and believe it belonged to the father of a Stourport woman.
In February, Paul Fordham and his six-year-old daughter Maya were scanning a beach near their home in Barnstaple.
It was an area used during the Second World War for D-Day preparation, testing of weapons and training by UK and US troops.
One of the items found and collected by the pair was a metal plate, which they initially thought nothing of and stored in a scrap metal box.
Several months after the find, Mr Fordham and his daughter cleaned the plate and discovered the words “S.B.Whitten S.LT. R.N.V.R.”