As the Second World War loomed, Silloth Airfield brought thousands of people to the quiet community. Their stories are now being recorded.Read the full story ›
A 94-year-old war veteran has been honoured for his bravery at a ceremony in the Lake District.
Jack Ainscow, from Ambleside, received the Ushakov medal from the Russian Government.
It was in recognition of his services on a British destroyer in the infamous Arctic convoys during the Second World War.
The village of Dufton still uses a firecart first given to it during the Second World War.
Tim Backshall went to meet the volunteers who use it to find out more.
A firecart from the Second World War is still being used to respond to emergencies in a village in Cumbria.
The cart, which is equipped with several hoses, is operated by a group of volunteers in Dufton.
Most firecarts around the country were returned after the war.
Dufton was allowed to keep this one as it argued that the village is sometimes cut off by snow.
Stranraer Brigadier Bill Bewely didn't go searching for a war hero in Italy, but that is exactly who he found when he met Rossanna Banti.Read the full story ›
An Italian war hero's been awarded three medals - and all thanks to a man from Stranraer.
Brigadier Bill Bewley felt 90-year-old Rossanna Banti deserved recognition for her efforts helping British agents behind enemy lines in the Second World War.
His efforts have now paid off:
Joe Rawlings, from Carlisle, is one of several men who have just been honoured by the Russian Government for the vital part he played serving in the infamous Arctic Convoys during World War Two.
Paul Crone went to meet the great man himself.
A 101-year-old WW2 veteran from Carlisle has said that the camaraderie on board ships kept them going.
Joe Rawlings served as an Air Directions Office on board HMS Activity. Joe was responsible for guiding allied planes as they hunted for German warplanes and U boats, as the Arctic Convoys made their way to the Soviet Union carrying vital supplies and ammunition.
A 101-year-old WW2 veteran from Carlisle is 'honoured' to have received a medal from the Russian Government.
The Ushakov Medal is awarded by the Russian Government for courage and bravery.
Many British merchant seamen and Royal Navy personnel have been awarded the medal for the crucial role they played during the Second World War as convoys braved treacherous conditions in the Arctic Ocean.
Below, Joe explains that he understood the importance of the aims at the time:
A 101-year-old war veteran, from Carlisle, is one of a number of former soldiers to receive a medal from the Russian Government.
Joe Rawlings served on board HMS Activity as an Air Directions Officer. Joe was responsible for guiding allied planes as they hunted for German warplanes and U boats, as the Arctic Convoys made their way to the Soviet Union carrying vital supplies and ammunition.