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Arctic Convoy Medals....At Last?:

Published on Wednesday, 19 December 2012 14:36 Hits: 1113

Category: General News

Veterans of the Arctic convoys in the Second World War will be awarded medals, David Cameron has announced.

David CameronThe prime minister said the "brave men" who ensured supplies would get through German blockades to the Soviet Union "richly" deserved recognition.

There would also be a "clasp" for veterans of Bomber Command, he added.

More than 3,000 seamen died in Operation Dervish, with only an estimated 400 veterans still alive. The decision follows a long campaign

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