Posted on December 17, 2018 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Roald Dahl has finally been issued medals for his World War II service.

Dahl’s grandson and widow jointly applied for the honors, which the writer himself had not done, according to The Guardian.

Dahl enlisted in the Royal Air Force in Kenya and served in missions in Libya and Greece before making a name for himself as a children’s author.

While Ned Donovan thinks his grandfather would have found the application for medals “terribly uncool,” Felicity Dahl was thrilled with it and will keep them under her pillow, Donovan told the BBC.

Read more about Dahl’s service and see photos of the medals here.

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