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.
101-year-old Joe Rawlings from Carlisle has been honoured by the Russian Government by being awarded the Ushakov Medal for courage and bravery.
Joe served in the Royal Navy on an escort carrier, protecting merchant ships on the infamous Arctic Convoys during the Second World War.
Kirkcudbright School pupils have thrown a WW2 style party for the older residents of Kirkcudbright.
Lori Carnochan reports.
Pupils from Kirkcudbright School have held a WW2 style party for local residents.
The children have spent weeks researching and planning the period to lay on a show for locals.
Ruth Gordon is the Primary Seven school teacher and explains the purpose of the event.
Pupils at Kirkcudbright School have thrown a WW2 theme party for older residents.
The children, who are all in Primary Seven, have been learning about World War Two and invited 150 older people from the local community to join in with the fun.
The children sang popular wartime songs, read poetry and told stories of what life was like for children growing up in the war.
Afterwards the guests were treated to war-themed cakes that they had baked.