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Burnham: Frozen out by medal snub
8:56am Wednesday 14th November 2012 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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