BREAKING NEWS: A medal at last for heroes of WWII Russian Convoys

BREAKING NEWS: A medal at last for heroes of WWII Russian Convoys

VETERANS of one of the harshest and most important campaigns of the Second World War are expected to finally get full recognition today for their their bravery after a seven-decade wait, with the creation of an official Arctic campaign medal.

The Scotsman has learned that the government plans to announce today that the men who took part in the Russian Convoys are finally to be awarded a campaign medal after fighting for formal recognition since the mid-1990s. The decision to create a new medal marks a rewriting of the decorations rules, which said that no campaign mentioned for a medal could be considered for a separate decoration.

 

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