The Prime Minster will meet with 65 Arctic Convoy and Bomber Command veterans to present them with the first of their medals and clasps. At a special ceremony in Downing Street, around 40 men will be presented with the Arctic Star medal. Another 25 will receive the Bomber Command clasp.
The men, who are in all in their 80s and 90s, are bringing wives and family with them to the presentation. They will all be treated to tea and cakes in the Downing Street State Rooms once they have received their medals and clasps and had their picture taken with the Prime Minister.
One of those who helped put pressure on the government to recognise the Royal Navy sailors is Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage. We spoke to her and asked how important it was that the men were finally being recognised for their efforts.
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