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WWII veteran receives medals after 70 year wait

12 August 2013 Last updated at 21:39 BST

A World War II veteran has been presented with medals recognising his bravery and courage 70 years after he was awarded them.

Fred Mullis, 88, who volunteered two weeks before his 18th birthday and served as a driver in Europe and North Africa, said that now he had them, he would "like to hang onto them for a while".

Mr Mullis was presented with the 1939-45 Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal and the War Medal 1939-45 by Lt Col Bill Busby, commanding officer of the 156 (North West) Transport Regiment, at a ceremony at his care home in Ellesmere Port.