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War hero who risked his life on WWII supply route told he can’t accept medal for valour

A war hero who risked his life to help transport crucial supplies to Russia in the Second World War has been told by the Foreign Office that he cannot accept a medal for valour.

Frank Wilson, now 88, was one of the gallant seamen who braved German submarines and sub zero temperatures as part of the British Arctic convoys.

The perilous sea campaign, nicknamed the ‘Russian Run’, claimed 3,000 lives, but Mr Wilson, who joined the Royal Navy when he was 18, and was a gunner on the escort carrier HMS Activity, survived despite being shot. for more click here

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