MP welcomes new honours for veterans
MP and former soldier David Tredinnick has welcomed the Government's announcement that serviceman who took part in two key Second World War campaigns are to be recognised.
The Government is to offer Arctic Star medals to veterans who served on convoys supplying the Soviet Union and clasps to members of Bomber Command.
Families of those who have died will also be able to apply for the awards.
Production of the medal and clasp will start this week and living veterans and widows will be the first in line to receive the awards, from as early as next month.
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Mr Tredinnick, who represents Bosworth, said: "This is a fantastic announcement which will truly recognise the bravery displayed by those who fought for our freedom in the Second World War.
"I would encourage all eligible veterans and next of kin in Hinckley and Bosworth to apply for the awards."