Civic award for Portsmouth veteran over charity work

A Merlin helicopter from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose has been training with HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth Naval Base as part of her Rotary Wing Trials

Helicopter puts flight deck crew through its paces

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ARCTIC convoy veteran Eddie Grenfell will be presented with a civic award at this year’s mayor-making ceremony in Portsmouth.

The 93-year-old leader of the campaign for an Arctic medal will be presented with the award at Portsmouth Guildhall on Monday by the new Lord Mayor, Cllr Lynne Stagg. This year will see the presentation of the first Young Person’s Civic Award.

Free tickets to the mayor-making ceremony are available from the Guildhall’s box office. You can call (023) 9283 4109.