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.

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Coventry man honoured for bravery 72 years after the Blitz

A Second World War firefighter has finally been recognised for his bravery on the night the Germans bombed Coventry. Ninety-nine-year old Lionel Clarke was on duty when the Luftwaffe bombers struck.

More than 72 years later, he's been honoured by the Fire Service for his heroic rush into Coventry Cathedral, which was ablaze.

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