A pensioner who took part in the treacherous Arctic Convoys during World War Two has spoken for the first time about the need for recognition medals to be handed out sooner rather than later.
86-year-old Lawrence Smith is among 400 remaining sailors who helped supply the Russians with vital fuel, food and munitions as they fought off Nazi Germany.
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