Applying for Arctic Star and Bomber Command awards

The Government has announced that Second World War veterans who served on the Arctic Convoys and in the Bomber Command will begin receiving new awards "within weeks".

Eligible veterans and next of kin can apply for the Arctic Star medal or Bomber Command clasp by completing an application form which can be found on the Veterans UK website.

An artist's impression of the Arctic Star medal
An artist's impression of the Arctic Star medal Credit: MoD

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Arctic Convoy vets medals

Prime Minister David Cameron and Defence Minister Mark Francois will present the first Arctic Star medals and Bomber Command Clasps today.