I am grateful to Will Bennett for providing some historical context around Captain, now Colonel, Tom Moore of the Duke of Wellington's Regt, famous for his exploits as a fundraiser with his walking frame.
This followed an enquiry from me as to what part the media described as a "Second World War veteran" had played in the conflict and an interview on the BBC World at One from which I inferred that the 14th Army was even more forgotten now than it ever had been.
So, starting with his medals, Will explains:
"The three medals he has usually been photographed wearing are (left to right): the 1939-45 Star, the Burma Star, and the 1939-45 War Medal. He has also just been presented with the 1939-45 Defence Medal as he had lost his. That will probably be mounted with the rest by the time of the VE Day anniversary. Finally the Yorkshire Regiment has awarded him its annual Regimental Medal given to the member of the Yorkshire Regiment family who has made the greatest contribution in the last year. Because that is an unofficial medal, he will have to wear it on the right hand side. Doubtless a gong of some sort will follow in the next honours list.
His blazer badge is the cap badge of The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding). He first enlisted into 8DWR, which was converted to armour as 145 RAC, although it retained its DWR title. After being commissioned he was posted to 9 DWR (146 RAC) in India and then Burma."
There is a Wiki entry for 146 RAC and also a thread on a WW2 forum.