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Funeral of Arctic Convoy hero

The funeral is to take place today of Commander Eddie Grenfell from Hampshire. Earlier this year the WWII veteran won his battle for recognition of those who took part in the Arctic Convoys of the Second World War.

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  1. Sally Simmonds

Farewell to WWII Arctic Star Commander Eddie Grenfell

Friends and family gathered today for the funeral of a war veteran - described by the Prime Minister as a hero. Commander Eddie Grenfell - who was 93 - lobbied tirelessly for a medal to honour his comrades who kept suppies going to Russia during the Second World War.

The Government finally backed down and agreed to acknowledge the Arctic Convoy veterans last year and in March Commander Grenfell was presented with the medal he'd waited 70 years for. Sally Simmonds reports.

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