A 101-year-old WW2 veteran from Carlisle is 'honoured' to have received a medal from the Russian Government.
The Ushakov Medal is awarded by the Russian Government for courage and bravery.
Many British merchant seamen and Royal Navy personnel have been awarded the medal for the crucial role they played during the Second World War as convoys braved treacherous conditions in the Arctic Ocean.
Below, Joe explains that he understood the importance of the aims at the time:
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