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Posted on Monday 14th November

The Prime Minister has been accused of betraying naval veterans of the Second World War.

Whilst in opposition, the Tories planned to recognize the work of the Second World War sailors who took part in the hazardous Arctic convoys.

However, The Telegraph reports that Mr Cameron said in a letter to the Leader of the Commons, Sir George Young, that the sailors had already received recognition with the Atlantic Star medal.

Leader of the Arctic medal campaign, 91-year-old Commander Eddie Grenfell has reacted telling how the Arctic veterans feel betrayed. He said that 95 per cent of the 66,500 Arctic convoy sailors had already earned the Atlantic Star before being called on for the Arctic campaign, and that the Arctic and the Atlantic were two separate and very different campaigns.

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Arctic Convoys 1941-1945

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Arctic Convoys 1941-1945

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by Richard Woodman

During the last four years of the Second World War, the Western Allies secured Russian defences against Germany by supplying vital food and arms. The plight of those in Murmansk and Archangel who benefited is now well known, but few are aware of the courage, determination and sacrifice of Allied merchant ships, which withstood unremitting U-boat attacks and aerial bombardment to maintain the lifeline to Russia. In the storms, fog and numbing cold of the… Read more...

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