Former sailor Walter Randle, of Chaddesden Lane, Derby, looks back to his days in the Royal Navy and wonders if he was the youngest person in Britain to be awarded two medals.
DURING 1942, charity events were held throughout Britain to help the Russian people as they endured being invaded by the German Army.
The hostile troops showed no mercy or compassion to civilians who suffered hardship and misery.
From 1941-43, I was at a naval training school at Portishead, near Bristol.
The school held 200 boys, aged 13 to 16, and slept 50 boys to a dormitory.