Sunday, 13 May 2012

Arctic Convoy Medal Proposed

This news should please David Craig and all who served on the Arctic Convoys.  David spoke to us in October 2011. (See earlier post)

Scottish minister calls for Arctic veterans medal

Arctic Convoy ships More than 3,000 men serving on the convoys were killed

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World War II veterans who served on Arctic convoys should be given a dedicated campaign medal, Scottish government minister Keith Brown said.

The transport and housing minister described the current situation as a "scandal".

More than 3,000 seamen died in Operation Dervish, which saw supplies delivered to the Soviet ports of Murmansk and Archangel.

The UK government is looking into calls for a special medal.

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