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101-year-old honoured by Russian Government

101-year-old Joe Rawlings, from Carlisle, has been honoured by the Russian Government by being awarded the Ushakov Medal for courage and bravery.

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Russian Government honours Carlisle WW2 veteran

Excerpt from Joe's diary. Credit: ITV Border
Joe Rawlings served on board the HMS Activity, pictured above. Credit: ITV Border

A 101-year-old war veteran, from Carlisle, is one of a number of former soldiers to receive a medal from the Russian Government.

Joe Rawlings served on board HMS Activity as an Air Directions Officer. Joe was responsible for guiding allied planes as they hunted for German warplanes and U boats, as the Arctic Convoys made their way to the Soviet Union carrying vital supplies and ammunition.

Excerpt from Joe's diary. Credit: ITV Border

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