Article 160

“75-Year Commemorative Medals – SA Arctic Convoy Veterans honoured by Russia”

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2020 marked the 75th anniversary of the end of the Great Patriotic War.

On Monday 21 September 2020, the Russian Ambassador to South Africa, His Excellency Mr Ilya Rogachev, awarded Jubilee Medals to two Arctic Convoy veterans living in Cape Town – Mr Joseph Wilkinson (94) and Mr Trevor Poland (97).

This article was previously published in the Navy News of December 2020 – January 2021.

Published in the Nexus Newsletter of Oasis Luxury Retirement Resort of February 2021.

His Excellency Ambassador Ilya Rogachev, with Arctic convoy veteran Mr Joseph Wilkinson and his son Brian and grand-daughter Emma-Jane