Cuckfield ex-servicemen awarded Russian Ushakov Medal

Two former servicemen from Cuckfield have been awarded medals from the Russian government in recognition of their roles in the Arctic Covoys during the Second World War.

Bunny Watts (pictured left) and Don Cranefield (right), both now in their nineties, are proud recipients of the Russian Ushakov Medal. The medal, named after the Russian Admiral Fydor Ushakov who never lost a battle and was proclaimed patron saint of the Russian Navy, recognises the men’s courage and bravery during their service in the Arctic Convoys.


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