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75th anniversary update

We are afraid we have to advise that we cannot hold our anniversary event this May as we had intended. Last May’s event involving over 500 guests was deferred to last September, then to this May but we cannot see that Covid 19 restrictions will be eased enough for us to go ahead. In reality we would need to know now as there is so much planning involved. We have therefore deferred it until 7th May 2022, two years after the intended memorial to mark the end of World War II and the last Russian Arctic Convoy to leave Loch Ewe.

Conscious that the numbers of surviving veterans is an ever decreasing number, we will be broadcasting a tribute to the Russian Arctic convoy veterans on Sunday 9th May at 2pm. This coincides with Russia Victory Day marking the end of World War Two. This will include an address by HRH Prince Michael of Kent, The Lord Lieutenant of Ross-shire and Cromarty on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen and the Russian Consul General in Edinburgh. There will be other contributors and recollections of Loch Ewe and the convoys. Details of how to view this broadcast online will be announced soon.