I have a few photos of when my dad Daniel (Danny) Doherty served on HMS Kent during WW2 and thought you might like to use some of them. My dad did receive the special medal for the Arctic Convoys but sadly it was destroyed in a fire. He was so proud of his medal and showed it to just about everyone he knew and met! I am going to contact the Russian Embassy to see if I can get a copy of the letter where they awarded it to him (also destroyed) so that I have something to pass on to my son.
I think most of these were taken in 1942.
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We have been privileged to work with the Russian Arctic Convoys Museum Project and to support it every endeavour since it was launched. It is important both for Russia and the United Kingdom to preserve memories of this most heroic page of our War time Alliance as a tribute to the Veterans and for the sake of future generations.
Andrey PritsepovConsul General of the Russian Federation in Edinburgh
What a wonderful setup. You are doing the memory of these brave men proud!
Andrew ChoongCurator, National Maritime Museum
Now I can envision what Dad talked about!
What an experience
This has been valuable for my research. Thank you.
VisitorWellington, New Zealand
Brings local history to life.
A wonderful and comprehensive display – many congratulations for keeping history alive.
Visitor Kent, UK
Tells the story well.
Very touched by the stories of all these brave men.
Thank you for bringing the history of both countries together. Спасибо огромное!
Fascinating to return to where my Dad was based in the Royal Navy.