The Matheson family from Wester Ross are gearing up for the WWII and Arctic Convoys Week Continue reading
There is to be a signal ceremonial honouring of the significance of Loch Ewe in Wester Ross in the history of the World War II Arctic Convoys to northern Russia, keeping that key ally in the war with the supplies so dearly delivered.
The Russian Arctic Convoy Museum Project has today announced [21st March] that awards of the Arctic Star medal, recognising at long last the service of the veterans of the World War II Arctic Convoys will be made in a ceremony at Loch Ewe on 9th May.
The 40 veterans of the convoys who are to be so uniquely honoured will be at Loch Ewe to attend the Museum’s Veterans Reunion as part of a week of events commemorating aspects of the second World War and of those fearsome Arctic Convoys.
The day of the reunion will include a Memorial Service led by the Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness at the Arctic Convoy Memorial high above the mouth of Loch Ewe; and will be attended by the Veterans Continue reading
Today saw the first veterans of the World War II Arctic Convoys receive the first Arctic Star medals Continue reading
On the night of 18th November 1943, WREN [No: 57572] driver, Elizabeth Booth, was on patrol Continue reading
With Christmas on the doorstep, Prime Minister David Cameron has at last fulfilled Continue reading
The Arctic Convoys of WWII featured in Radio Scotland’s Remembrance Day Service broadcast. Continue reading
The Opening Ceremony to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Operation Frankton (known as the Cockleshell Heroes) Continue reading
You could say that the cockleshell heroes launch from Dunoon once again, as they did on that night Continue reading
The opening ceremony for the Cockleshell Heroes exhibition brings Operation Frankton to the heart Continue reading
Its difficult to hope after such a long sequence of lack of interest, evasion and broken promises – Continue reading