The funeral is to take place today of Commander Eddie Grenfell from Hampshire.
The retired naval commander died at the age of ninety-three. He fought for years to win recognition for the role he and his comrades played during the Arctic Convoys of World War Two.
Commander Grenfell died last month at his daughter's home in Southsea in Portsmouth.
At a special ceremony in Downing Street, the Prime Minister presented the Arctic Star medal - or the Bomber Command clasp. But Arctic veteran Alec Penstone from the Isle of Wight, is 'sore' because he was not invited to the ceremony.
An Arctic Convoy veteran from the Isle of Wight has begun his journey to London to collect his medal from The Prime Minister at Downing Street. Douglas Turtle was involved in one of World War Two's most dangerous naval missions. He has been invited to a special ceremony by David Cameron.
The award of the Arctic Star and the Bomber Command Clasp follows years of campaigning for proper recognition for armed services personnel from the Arctic Convoys and Bomber Command during the Second World War.