1. Meridian

Arctic veterans awarded medals

Veterans from our region will be among those today finally receiving service medals for running the Arctic Convoys to Russia during the Second World War.

View all 8 updates ›

Veterans at Downing Street for WWII 'Arctic Star' medal

Douglas Turtle is on his way to Downing Street to receive his 'Arctic Star' medal

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.

More top news