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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.

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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.

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