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    Hello everyone, I'm someone who got great assistance from many individuals on this website a couple of years ago. We received our great uncle's Arctic Star about 18 months ago after great advice received here and a visit to Kew.

    I'm guessing the numbers I'm sharing are well known but I'm posting them just in case. I'm a member of the Irish Parliament and these figures come from Lord Ashcroft.

    All the best, John

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    Sorry, the attachment seems to be blocked for some reason. Here are the figures.

    Royal Navy 15,980
    Merchant Navy 1,260
    Royal Marines 538
    Army 290
    RAF 216
    Royal Fleet Auxiliary 5
    Royal Canadian Navy 247
    Royal Australian Navy 77
    Royal New Zealand Navy 24

    Total 18, 637

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    Interesting , thanks Keith.
    "Our veterans did not forget about us .... Let's not forget about them." From Michael Levesque

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    Very interesting, but quite shocked by the relatively low number of MN compared to RN. My uncle is one of the MN who now has the Arctic Star posthumously. I’d never detract from the great heroism of the navy and other armed services escorting allied Convoys, but the whole point of a convoy was the MN. I try to pass that message on whenever an opportunity arises.

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    It would be interesting to see a similar list
    comparison re: Ushakov.

    Keith.
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    Hi Alan, completely agree. When I received the figures the low MN no. compared to the RN no. popped out immediately. I'd be interested to hear why people think the MN figure is so low. John

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