Newsletters 15-18

Newsletters 15-18 (RACC Book Vol 2)

Newsletters 15, 16 & 17 have already gone out and we are currently working on 18 (Winter/Dec 2019).

And, hopefully, we are planning a Vol 2 Book (to be available on Amazon world wide by Xmas 2019) – so keep checking back. Vol 2 will have newsletters 15-18 and details of the Conferences in Iceland & Russia from 2018 and more photos!!!

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And.. Happy St Andrews Day from all of us here in Dundee, Scotland – including Salty the ships cat!!

Russian Arctic Convoys Club 21st Century (Club21)

Book / Vol 1 : Newsletters 1 to 14

RACC Vol 1 Newsletters 1 to 14
RACC Vol 1 Newsletters 1 to 14

Vol 1 : Newsletters 1 to 14

The Russian Arctic Convoys Club C21 Newsletters 1 to 14 (Autumn 2015 to Winter 2018) are now available world-wide on Amazon.

120 pages in full glossy colour with additional photographs, featuring all 14 newsletters and with extra photographs featuring veterans, family & friends and, of course… Salty the ships cat!

get our book HERE

There is also an index at the back of the book listing the Veterans who featured in the newsletters which is available to view View the Veterans Index HERE

As always, any profit made will go towards the hosting of our website… 🙂

RACC Vol 1 Newsletters 1 to 14
RACC Vol 1 Newsletters 1 to 14

D-Day Events June 2019

D-Day Events June 2019

June 2019 John Roberts D-day

We were delighted to put several of our Veterans in touch with each other recently, after they had decided to go to France for the D-Day events in June 2019. Talking by email and telephone, it gave them a chance to get in touch with each other and meet up & have some company for these events.

Here is an article featuring John Roberts, who is proudly wearing his Russian Convoy Club beret & Badge, which we recently sent out to him! We can’t wait to see more photos 🙂

Dundee Telegraph : Cruise ship chartered to take Normandy veterans to D-Day events

The Telegraph : D-Day veterans set sail for emotional return to Normandy 75 years after invasion

Newsletter 15 – Spring 2019

RACC newsletter 15
RACC newsletter 15
Newsletter 15- Spring 2019

With; Murray Haddow – A painting for Russia, Russia December 2018 (Brotherhood of the Allied Convoys Conference, St Petersburg “In memory of the Battle of North Cape – 26th Dec 1943”) Anna & Callum, The Immortal Regiment in Edinburgh, Looking for Information – SS Fort Kullyspell & Veteran Davie Shea, Veteran Jimmy Baynes : Film “The Living and The Dead”, Valentina Golysheva with her students & staff in Archangel and an interview with Tim Elkington, Veterans Richard Baker and Bob Brighton .. and Salty the Ships Cat!

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Russian Arctic Convoys Club 21st Century (Club21)

St Petersburg, Dec 2018

Russia Dec 2018

The Russian Arctic Convoys Club C21 (RACC) is a founding member of the Brotherhood of The Allied Convoys, which was formed in Iceland in August 2018. In December 2018 a conference was held in St Petersburg, Russia and I and my husband Callum attended.

We flew out a couple of days before so we could have some time in St Petersburg and visited a few ‘touristy’ places and mingled with the Russian people, who were very social and helpful. The conference itself was well attended and we were very well looked after by the St Petersburg members.

More details are in our Newsletter 15 (Spring 2019) and here is a small film we made too 🙂 Anna

Anna & Callum in St Petersburg

Murray Haddow – A message for Russia

Murray Haddow Nov 2018

Veteran Murray Haddow commissioned a painting of the memorial stone at Cove, Loch Ewe (which was placed there by the original Russian Convoy Club).

His daughter-in-law Fiona Haddow, a Dundee artist, created the painting which was on the wall of Murray’s home.

In November 2018, Murray presented the painting to Andrey A Pritsepov, Consul General of the Russian Federation in Edinburgh and the painting was then sent to Russia where Timofey Kunitskiy then presented it to the new Arctic Convoys museum in St Petersburg.

Murray’s message on Youtube

Upcoming Publication – “Veterans Reunion May 2013” Book!

2013 Murray Haddow
2013 Murray Haddow

Upcoming Publication – “Veterans Reunion May 2013” Book!

In May 2013, over 30 ‘Russian Convoys’ WWII Veterans had a wonderful weekend at Loch Ewe where many of the convoys to Russia sailed from.

It was a weekend full of fun, wonderful and happy memories… and all of the Veterans were well taken care of with lots of events & exhibits which they attended. They even had a 1940’s theme going on with the local villages & community taking part. Even the local radio station played vintage songs throughout the weekend!

It was a nostalgic, happy, fun weekend and we have so many photographs, which have never been published, which we wish to share with the world. So we are going to do so and we would
appreciate your help!

“Veterans Reunion May 2013” will be a full colour book with photographs taken during this very special weekend and will have more information on the Veterans who were there.

Newsletter 14 – Winter 2018

newsletter 14
newsletter 14

Newsletter 14 – Winter/December 2018

With; Remembrance Nov 2018 (HMS Unicorn, Veteran Jimmy Baynes at Surbiton), Dec 1943 – Battle of North Cape/Scharnhorst 75th anniversary, Veterans Peter Halstead & Peter Harness, Geoffrey Galley (feature), Murray Haddow, Philip James Richardson (PQ18), HMS Belfast trip with Eddie, Barney, Albert & Jim, Rededication W T Fitzgerald with Jimmy Baynes, Ned Ruffle’s Birthday! March of The Immortals (Russia 2018) and A Happy Christmas from The McAndrews Sisters & 1940’s style.. and Salty the Ships Cat!

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Newsletter 13 – Autumn 2018

newsletter 13

Newsletter 13 – Autumn 2018

Featuring; “Brotherhood of Allied convoys” Iceland Conference, Veteran Jimmy Baynes at Trinity Memorial, Happy Birthday to; Jimmy Baynes, Murray Haddow & Jack Tinnell, Veteran Ronald Round, Veteran Peter Harness, Salty The Ships cat “Colder…” and In Loving Memory; Thomas Lennie

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Russian Arctic Convoys Club 21st Century (Club21)