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70 years on since Hull WW2 bombings

Seventy years ago today the last Luftwaffe attack of World War Two to cause civilian casualties was carried out on Hull.

13 people were killed and 22 injured when a lone German bomber flew along Holderness Road and opened fire.

At a ceremony today, historians and civic leaders said more needs to be done to mark such events and the fact that Hull was the most bombed city outside London.

Helen Steel reports:

World War 2 service to remember the fallen in North Yorkshire

A special service has been held to remember the thousands of Canadian aircrew killed on bombing raids over Europe in the Second World War.

Veterans and present day air force personnel attended the ceremony at Allerton Castle near Knaresborough.

Chris Kiddey talks to former airman Douglas Petty, Jean Lumsden who worked at the headquarters and Tressa Home from the Canadian High Commission in his report.


Arctic Star medal for Halifax centenarian

Tommy Leonard during the war

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."

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