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
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.
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.
We have a new page on our website where you can find information about our publications.
Any/all profit comes back to RACC and helps pay for the website hosting, as everyone who helps us does so for free (and pays their own way voluntarily to events etc)
We use ‘lulu’ print by demand so that the publications will always be available to you – so please do have a wee look. We’ve also put up a couple of downloads of The contents of newsletters 1 to 11 (so you can see what is in them) and an Order form (if you prefer ‘talking’ to us via post) We do have some items here in Dundee, Scotland (where RACC is based) and are happy to post these out too – so please do get in touch if you have any queries.
Bob Cowan (Ashona, Ashanti, PQ16, PQ17)
Bert Glazerbrook (Serapis, Walker, EZR27, RA59)
Bert Guilford (Bellona)
Jack Humble (Mahratta with shipmates Alec Jones, Fred Hill)
Stanley McKessock (Repellent, Premier)
Robert McTear (Unknown)
We have some information for over 1,000 men & ships which we are always looking to add to & validate for future generations. If you have a relative who was on the Convoys we would love to hear from you. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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