The BBC reported on the awarding of medals to those involved in the Arctic convoys of World War 2. They have been a long time coming. One of the recipients was Eddie Grenfell, 93 years old.

Another of his compatriots said, “I am not a hero, I am a survivor but the guys who went up there, they really had it rough and a lot of them didn’t come back.” These men did not do what they did for a medal, but I am sure today was special nonetheless.

Whatever your views on war none of us can be churlish…

Malcolm Cox

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