An MBE medal was stolen during a burglary in Aylesbury on Sunday.
The incident happened between 4.15pm and 9.30pm in Welbeck Avenue, Bedgrove.
Crooks got into the rear garden of the home and disabled the security light.
They then broke in through a kitchen window before ransacking the house.
Jewellery was stolen, including the medal.
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.