Crewman peering through binoculars
Media playback is unsupported on your device

West Midlands crewmen receive honours for Arctic Convoy

Between 1941 and 1945, 78 convoys sailed north from the UK to the Arctic Circle to supply Russian troops as they battled against Hitler's troops.

About 3,000 men died in the convoys, many of them teenagers.

Now 16 survivors from the West Midlands have been awarded Russia's highest military honour.

BBC Midlands Today's Anjana Gadgil reports.

  • 09 Oct 2014