Lennon's Infamous Mbe Medal Found In Vault
Lennon and his fellow Beatles were given the medal by the Queen in 1965. But anti-war campaigner Lennon, who was shot dead in New York on 8 December 1980, decided to return his in November 1969.
In a letter accompanying the medal, Lennon wrote, "Your Majesty, I am returning my MBE as a protest against Britain's involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam and against COLD TURKEY slipping down the charts. With Love, John Lennon."
The medal was found in a royal vault and may now be put on public display.