WW2 veteran awarded Arctic star
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Veteran awarded Arctic Star and Ushakov medals

An 87-year-old World War Two veteran from the Isle of Man has been presented with the Arctic Star and Ushakov medals at a ceremony in Douglas.

Roger Ellison, from Douglas, was awarded the Arctic Star Medal for his part in transporting crucial supplies to Russia between 1941 and 1945.

After being awarded the Arctic Star he was told by the Russian government he would also receive the Ushakov medal.

"They are precious. I will wear them in memory of those who died," he said.

"To receive these medals is very special.

  • 04 Sep 2014