Burnham: Frozen out by medal snub

Burnham: Frozen out by medal snub

Burnham: Frozen out by medal snub

First published in Local News

A WAR hero has been denied recognition of his efforts, despite making what Winston Churchill deemed as "the most dangerous journey in the world".

Bill Farley, of Burnham, who spent seven years in the Royal Navy, was among those who helped take crucial supplies to the Soviet Union, braving 70ft waves and temperatures as low as -50°C, as well as the threat posed by German U-boats during the Second World War.

The Russian Federation had expressed its desire to award the Ushakov Medal to Arctic Convoy veterans in the UK, but unlike in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and America, permission was refused by the Government because it would break rules.

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3:54am Thu 15 Nov 12

paultheuver1 says...

What a wonderful country we're living in....NOT!
Because of some stupid rule, we CAN'T allow a hero to have a medal.
We CAN protect a vile preacher of hate from his accusers.
We spend MORE on keeping convicted felons locked up, THAN we do on looking after a pensioner.
This Human Rights Act has hardly worked out well for the righteous...
Whereas those bloodsucking lawyers who wrote the Act into our constitution, use it defending the right of those active or convicted of flouting the law. These lawyers then rub more salt in the wounds, by taking hundreds of thousands of pounds of tax payers money.
What a wonderful country we're living in....NOT! Because of some stupid rule, we CAN'T allow a hero to have a medal. We CAN protect a vile preacher of hate from his accusers. We spend MORE on keeping convicted felons locked up, THAN we do on looking after a pensioner. This Human Rights Act has hardly worked out well for the righteous... Whereas those bloodsucking lawyers who wrote the Act into our constitution, use it defending the right of those active or convicted of flouting the law. These lawyers then rub more salt in the wounds, by taking hundreds of thousands of pounds of tax payers money. paultheuver1
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