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Ron Kendall
8th November 2014, 10:33 PM
Joe Rawlings 101 years of age, who missed HMS Hood, because his train was late. became an air direction officer on HMS Activity on Arctic convoys,serving for quite sometime on this awful route.after the war, he was a teacher, and headmaster, and last week, a Russian Delegation visited him,to present him with the Russian Medal, and the good wishes of President Putin. two other locals Jack Dix, and James Ewing alsogot the Medal. The photos will be on display in the Moscow War Museum. An interview with him, is on the Newsand Star website from Carlisle.

gray_marian
8th November 2014, 10:52 PM
#1,News & Star | News | Carlisle man, 101, honoured by ...
News & Star (http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/.../carlisle-man-101-honoured-by-russian-gover)...News & Star | News | Carlisle man, 101, honoured by ...
News & Star (http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/.../carlisle-man-101-honoured-by-russian-gover)...

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Keith at Tregenna
8th November 2014, 11:01 PM
Hi M, Could not open your link hence adding hopefully to help, another. Been very busy of late, there has been much occurring regionally re: Ushakov and my post re: Scotland last night via the BBC was my latest update, pleased all is now occurring for them, sad that so many have crossed the bar before now. K

NOW I feel daft, forgot to add the link.

News & Star | News | Carlisle man, 101, honoured by Russian government for war role (http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/carlisle-man-101-honoured-by-russian-government-for-war-role-1.1172921)








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Keith at Tregenna
8th November 2014, 11:31 PM
First Scot to wear Russian medal:

Meet the first Scot to wear Russian medal for 'hellish' Arctic missions.

Second World War veteran Arthur McWatt receives Ushakov Medal | STV Glasgow | Glasgow (http://glasgow.stv.tv/articles/298206-second-world-war-veteran-arthur-mcwatt-receives-ushakov-medal/?fromstreampost=179264)

Keith at Tregenna
24th November 2014, 07:37 PM
Update RE: Ushakov Medal Awardings

Ushakov Medal Awardings (http://rusemb.org.uk/ushakov/)