Special medal ceremony at Solas Centre

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A Western Isles veteran of WWII was recently presented with five medals in recognition of his service by Lord Lieutenant of the Western Isles Alexander Matheson.

Alexander Campbell (Sandy Ingie) of Builnacraig Street, Stornoway , who served his country in WW11 as an Able Seaman in the Merchant Navy, sailed in numerous Supply Convoy details including several voyages on the North Russia routes.

Now aged 92 Mr Campbell, who suffers from dementia, attends the Solas Day Centre in Stornoway several days a week and it was at the centre the family gathered for this very special medal presentation ceremony.

Mr Campbell (pictued above with the Lord Lieutenant, Alexander Matheson) was awarded the new Arctic Convoy Star, the 1930-1945 Star, War Medal, the Atlantic Star with France and Germany Clasp and the Africa Star with Clasp.