Gordon Cowley
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Isle of Man Arctic Convoy survivor honoured

A 90-year-old veteran who survived the World War II Arctic Convoys has been presented with a new military medal at a ceremony in the Isle of Man.

Gordon Cowley, from Port Erin, will be honoured for his part in transporting crucial supplies and munitions to Russia between 1941 and 1945.

More than 3,000 Royal Navy and merchant seamen died while protecting supplies on their way to Russia and the Eastern Front.

The convoys were described by Winston Churchill as the worst journey in the world.

  • 03 Sep 2013