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We are looking for first-hand accounts of the Arctic convoy operations.

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The aim of the RACMP Oral History Programme is to collect and store the first-hand accounts, stories and experiences of those involved in the Arctic convoys to Russia (1941-45) so that they may be preserved for future generations
We are trying to create a lasting legacy for all members of the Armed Forces and Merchant Navy who took part in the Russian Convoys. We are developing a diverse collection of artefacts pertinent to this episode of the war, the bulk of which includes documents, clothing, artwork, photographs, models, and some retrieved wreckage. Most precious of all, however, are the stories and recollections that make these items resonate with their viewers by giving them context and added significance. First-hand accounts of the convoys paint the most vivid pictures of the conditions endured and will facilitate learning and understanding of precisely what took place both at sea and in port. Any recollections, no matter how insignificant they may seem to you, can help us to paint a vivid picture of the Russian convoys for future generations.
We would love to hear from any veterans who would be willing to be interviewed and have their stories included in our archives for public access. If you are interested in participating please contact us at the address below. For a more detailed overview of the project, please download our information sheet from the link at the bottom of the page.
All participants will need to sign a consent form and recording agreement on the day of the interview.  These may be downloaded from the links below.Transcripts of the final interview will be provided and copies of the recorded interview will also be made available to participants to ensure they are happy with the content.

To get involved please contact Natasha at