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British Arctic Convoy Vets to get new Arctic Convoy Star!

Article about: And about time too! These brave men desrve more than a belated gong for what they endured. And the same goes for Bomber Command vets as well. The Government have alway's been tight when it c

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    And about time too! These brave men desrve more than a belated gong for what they endured. And the same goes for Bomber Command vets as well.

    The Government have alway's been tight when it comes to giving out medals to the military. There was a petition for every former member of the armed forces who served during the reign of Queen Elizabeth to receive the Diamond Jubilee medal. Not a cat in hell's chance. The list of those who are entitled to it makes interesting reading.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Indeed it does Steve , why the British Government has always been so crap at handing out medals is beyond me and the case of the Artic convoys and Bomber Command is a bloody disgrace.

    At last these brave men quite rightly have their campaign medal !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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