Almost a century old: Second World War hero is also a hit with the women

A carer and a friend of Lionel Clark – the man recently honoured with a medal for his bravery during the Second World War – say he deserved the recognition for his heroism.

Lionel Clark was a voluntary fireman when he broke into Coventry Cathedral with an axe after it went up in flames following German bombardment.

The 99-year-old's close friend at the Acorn Lodge Care Home in Nuneaton, Joan Mills, says he's not just a hero, but also a hit with the ladies!

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Coventry Blitz firefighter medal

Lionel Clark who turns 100 in July has been awarded a medal for his bravery during the Second World War, when as a firefighter, he attended the Coventry Cathedral braze.