Recognition for Arctic convoys

Angus MP Mike Weir has welcomed the announcement by the Prime Minister that the bravery of those who served on the Arctic convoys during the Second World War will be recognised by the issue of a medal.

Mr Weir said: “The Arctic convoys operated in unimaginable conditions ensuring a lifeline for our Russian allies during the dark days of the Second World War. Without their courage and sacrifices the outcome of the war in the East, and throughout Europe could have been very different.”

“They endured incredible hardship and over 3,000 men lost their lives. We owe them a great deal and the lack of recognition by successive governments over the years has been shameful.”