Horsham man receives Honour

Horsham resident, 90 year old Mr Cornelius ‘Tony’ Snelling, recently received his Arctic Medal from the Ministry of Defence and was officially presented with the special decoration on Friday 5 July 2013 by Cllr Philip Circus, Chairman of Horsham District Council.

Mr Cornelius Snelling said: “It is a great pleasure indeed to receive this medal after so many years but I do so with a tinge of sadness on two accounts.

“Firstly, I remember my shipmates who did not make it home after the long struggle at war and, secondly, for the death of Commander Eddie Grenfell who very recently died and who fought so hard for recognising the horrific losses suffered by the Arctic Convoys in this part of the Second World War.”

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