A centenarian from Halifax will receive his Arctic Star medal later. Tommy Leonard who's now 101 served in the Royal Navy during the Arctic convoy missions of the Second World War.
Tommy was called up to serve inthe Royal Navy in 1941 when he was 30. His first ship was HMS Pozarica whichwas part of the ill-fated Arctic Convoy PQ17. He went on to serve in HMS Birmingham and HMS Aldenham.
His daughter, Kathleen Daveney, says: “During the war, Dad was a gunner on the Pozarica and he talked over the years of the terrors of the 'Midnight Sun', 24 hours of daylight and being under constant attack."