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Arctic Star medal at last for WWII veteran commander

Commander Eddie Grenfell has spoken of his pride at the end of his sixteen-year-long campaign for himself and his colleagues to receive official recognition for their role in the Arctic Convoys of World War Two.

The 93-year-old commander said he was just sorry for his colleagues who had died before the medals were awarded.

WWII veteran campaign leader first to receive medal

Commander Eddie Grenfell receives his 'Arctic Star' medal in Portsmouth

The veteran who led the campaign for those involved in the Arctic Convoys to receive the 'Arctic Star medals' has finally received his medal after years of campaigning.

Commander Eddie Grenfell, aged 93, was too ill to travel to a special ceremony at Downing Street where some of his colleagues will receive their wards from the Prime Minister. Commander Grenfell was the first person to receive the medal.