An Antiques Roadshow presenter is making a special guest appearance at a town's theatre to talk about the bravery of troops in extraordinary situations.

Mark Smith will be talking at Bungay's Fisher Theatre on Thursday , November 9, in a show called For Valour: The History of the Victoria Cross.

The medal is awarded for valour "in the presence of the enemy" to members of the British armed forces and may be awarded posthumously.

It was first awarded in 1857 and is the highest award for troops.

Mr Smith started collecting British medals in 1969 and owns an extensive private collection that he has amassed over the years.

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He started dealing in militaria in 1983 in Islington, London, and is a well-known expert on the Victoria Cross, but flying clothing and RAF log books are also his specialist areas.

The talk begins at 7.30pm and tickets can be bought online at

Tickets cost £15 and proceeds from all sales will be donated to the Royal British Legion, Special Boat Service Association and the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation.