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War hero to light up Gray skys for Christmas

Hero Don Gray faced some of the darkest days in war time history.

But next month the 91 year old ex-serviceman will switch on the Stafford Christmas lights to illuminate the town centre skyline.

Don, from Eccleshall, faced what Winston Churchill described as “the worst journey in the world” as he served on the Arctic Convoys escorting vital supplies to Russia. Thousands perished as they endured freezing conditions and constant attacks from Nazi boats and planes through the Arctic waters.

Now Don has been chosen by Stafford Borough Council to switch on the lights as part of a...

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