A Cardiff war veteran has been told he is not allowed to accept a medal awarded by Russia for his service in the Second World War.
89-year-old Ivor Beavan has been awarded the Ushakov Medal for efforts in supplying the Russians in the Arctic. However, the Foreign Office has said he can't accept it because it's more than five years since his service ended.
A spokesperson from the Foreign Office said they appreciated that the Russian Government wanted to recognise the "brave and valuable service given by veterans of the Arctic Convoys" but there are clear rules over what medals veterans can accept.
They add that because all British veterans of the convoys were eligible for the WW2 'Atlantic Star' medal, that means they cannot receive a further award for the same service.
Rob Osborne reports.