Newsletters 15-18 (RACC Book Vol 2)
Newsletters 15, 16, 17 & 18 have already gone out. We are now working a Vol 2 Book (to be available on Amazon world wide by Dec 2019/Jan 2020) – 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)
D-Day Events June 2019
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
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
The Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Edinburgh held their annual Russia Day and we were delighted to take part. Anna (chair) and Callum (vice-chair) attended and met up with Veterans, families & friends in celebration of ‘Russia Day’.
Many thanks to Andrey A Pritsepov (Consul General), Alexandra Pritsepov, Alexei G Kulakov (Senior Counsellor), Anastasia S Iliinskaya (Vice-Consul), Maxim A Gurov (Attache) and all the staff who organised the music, which was very enjoyable, entertainment and all.
Veteran David Craig gave a speech and the Veterans had a great time and had quite a few laughs with us all. We also met members of the Immortal Regiment group in Edinburgh and we hope to work with them in the future.
photos by Callum Mitchell
Victory Day, Moscow, Russia 8th-10th May 2018
Victory Day celebrations and Immortal Regiment parade is taking place in Moscow and the Veterans of the Russian Convoys will be remembered.
Veteran Jimmy Baynes made this special film (with Rosemary Lever) which will be broadcast on Russian TV on Monday 7th May 2018.
Jimmy Baynes – Message to Russia – View HERE
Jimmy also wrote;
“Along with all Arctic veterans I have a special personal relationship with the Russian people. Whatever the present day international situation one cannot change history.
I am looking forward very much to attending the Victory ceremony on Wednesday. It is wonderful to see such personal feeling expressed and the hospitality of our hosts is warm and friendly.
The RAC and Russian Federation have cemented a friendship that will remain for ever”
5th May 2018