The funeral has taken place of an Arctic Convoy veteran who played a key part in gaining recognition for the sacrifices made by his comrades. Commander Eddie Grenfell had long campaiged for a medal to honour those who kept supplies going to Russia during the Second World War.
The 93-year-old died just a few months after receiving his own Arctic Star medal. Sally Simmonds reports.
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