This afternoon at Downing Street, David Cameron presented Bomber Command clasps to 25 veterans who flew bombing raids during World War II. They faced extreme dangers on their missions - 55,573 were killed on the raids during the war.
Douglas Radcliffe, who is the Secretary of the Bomber Command Association, explains the importance of receiving the Bomber Command clasp which was presented today.
At Downing Street this morning, David Cameron presented the Arctic Star medal to forty World War II veterans who served on the Arctic convoys supplying war material to Russia. They experienced freezing temperatures as well as the risk of being sunk by the enemy.
The Prime Minister went on board HMS Belfast today to meet some of the veterans who served in the Arctic convoys during World War II. He presented medals to 40 convoy veterans and clasps to 25 who flew with Bomber Command.
Both awards were recently created after a campaign to highlight the service of the veterans during the war.