Norman Date

Norman Date

Posted on 05/22/2013


Photo taken on May 22, 2013


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Arctic Star

Arctic Star
The newly-issued (after 70 years) British Arctic Star awarded to those who made the hazardous trips to North Russia in WW2 to supply our ally with much-needed war materials. The medal is worn by Leonard Dibb-Western a merchant navy seaman, pictured here at the Bristol Commemoration Service for the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic held on the 12th May 2013 at the Lord Mayors Chapel, Bristol.

The Norwegian Medal next to the Star is the War Medal, instituted in 1941 this medal was awarded to Norwegian or Allied personnel who had served meritoriously in the war or in the defence of Norway.Len is a member of the Merchant Navy Association and a fine ambassador for the wartime British merchant navy.

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