Limousin, France – Day 7


Yet another misty morning and we were treated to a visit from a Red Squirrel. We had been throwing out the stale bread for the birds, using the wooden barrow as an impromptu bird table. Tufty seemed to like stale bread too. He certainly had the teeth for it which is more than could be… Continue reading Limousin, France – Day 7

At Long Last – Arctic Medal campaign is won


Long over due, the British Government finally see sense. Now we all hope that they and their bureaucrats get their collective digits out and make sure the medals are available while there are still some deserving recipients alive to make all this worthwhile. It would also be right to award the medals posthumously to those… Continue reading At Long Last – Arctic Medal campaign is won

Russian ambassador’s regret over medal row – Britains Shame


Britain’s Shame !!! The convoys kept Russia supplied to keep fighting the Nazis on Germany’s eastern front. But while the Ushakov medal has been handed to veterans from Australia, Canada and the United States for their role in the convoys, the British government is refusing to allow it to be given to British veterans. When… Continue reading Russian ambassador’s regret over medal row – Britains Shame

Heroes barred from receiving Russian medal – Why ?


Between 1941 and 1945 British warships escorted 78 convoys carrying thousands of aircraft, anti-aircraft guns, trucks and tanks, fuel, food, tools and other vital supplies through the Barents Sea to the Russian ports of Murmansk and Archangel in a voyage Winston Churchill described as ‘the worst journey in the world.’ The Foreign Office has blocked… Continue reading Heroes barred from receiving Russian medal – Why ?