Nicky Winton with his medal

Tuesday 9 March: Prime Minister Gordon Brown honours Rotarian Sir Nicholas Winton, one of 27 Heroes of the Holocaust, at a special ceremony at 10 Downing Street.

Sir Nicholas Winton looks on as Denis Avey receives his medal (Photo PA)A new medal 'Heroes of the Holocaust' recognising 27 British people who helped to save Jews and other persecuted people during the Second World War was presented by Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Tuesday 9 March to the two surviving recipients