He was a war veteran who spent his service on what Winston Churchill called the 'worst journey in the world'.
Gerry Grant, who's now 91 and has lost his sight, was a sailor on the Arctic Convoys in the Second World War.
He and his colleagues braved German U-Boats and extreme cold to deliver supplies to Russia.
Today, almost 70 years later and back home in St Annes, he received the Ushakov medal.
Our Lancashire reporter Victoria Grimes has the story:
A World War II veteran will finally be awarded a medal recognising his bravery over 70 years ago.Read the full story ›
A post mortem examination has revealed that a three-year-old girl who died after she was pulled from a hotel swimming pool in Lancashire drowned.
The girl, who is from Galashiels in the Scottish borders, was believed to be on holiday with her parents at the Dalmeny Hotel in St Annes.
A 40-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of murder and child neglect remains on bail.
Lancashire police have confirmed that a 40-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of murder and child neglect has been bailed pending further enquiries until 15th November.
Police have begun a murder investigation after a three year old girl died after she was pulled from a hotel swimming pool in Lancashire.
The girl who's from Galashiels in the Scottish borders was believed to be on holiday with her parents at the Dalmeny Hotel in St Annes.
Ralph Blunsom with the latest from St Annes on the death of a three year old girl in a hotel swimming pool.
Carole Greenwood was using the pool yesterday morning when she came out of the changing rooms and saw the little girl at the bottom of the pool. As a trained lifesaver she dived in and resuscitated her. She says her training kicked in and she did all she could to save her.
Police in Blackpool say they're continuing their investigations into the death of a three year old girl at a hotel pool. Officers were called by the Ambulance service at around 11am yesterday morning after reports of a child drowning in a swimming pool at the Dalmeny Hotel on South Promenade in St Annes.
We are treating this tragic incident as an unexplained death and are continuing to investigate just how the child has come into difficulties in the pool. Our thoughts remain with the child's family at this sad time.
A 40 year old woman from Galashiels remains in custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder and child neglect. The child, a three year old girl on holiday from Galashiels was removed from the water by a member of the public who jumped in to help along with a member of staff from the hotel.
A member of the public who was using the hotels facilities rescued the girl from the pool. Carole Greenwood from At Annes, a trained lifesaver, came out of the changing rooms and saw the girl lying on the floor of the pool. She dived in and brought the girl out. She says she managed to resuscitate her before the emergency services arrived.