Arctic Star I have only just discovered that the Russian Convoy vets have finally been awarded the Arctic Star to pin to one of their campaign medals. There has been some serious campaigning for these heros - the ones that wear the white berets on November ceremonies - to be awarded a separate medal. The government have been shamed by the Russians who have provided the vets with not one but two medals. Originally I understand they were told that they were not permitted to wear these as they were not UK medals, however I am also told that they wore them anyway because 'who is going to tell us to take them off? the medal police?!' My father of HMS FORSYTH - which sunk the EDINBURGH with their last torpedo, has always maintained that he will not beg anyone for a medal, having done his duty by his mates all those years ago. But I am as proud of him today getting (yet!) another medal as he was of me when I passed out of Raleigh.