History Group meets Thurs Feb 7th at 1.30pm

Chorlton History Group’s next meeting:  
Chorlton’s World War 2 Veterans
Thurs Feb 7th 2013 1.30pm 

At Chorlton Good Neighbours, Wilbraham St Ninian’s Church , Egerton Rd South, Chorlton

£1.50 charge for tea & biscuits  – All welcome

A tribute to some of Chorlton Good Neighbours members who served in World War Two:

  • Bob Cowan, for whom we mounted a successful campaign for an Arctic Convoy medal to be awarded to veterans such as himself and also John Mackay of Chorlton who is also a veteran of the Arctic Convoys
  • Alan Wood, fighter pilot, who was once shot down over the North Sea and was adrift in a one-man dinghy for 4 days
  • Mickie Mitchell, who drove army petrol tankers round during the Manchester blitz

The session, led by Bernard Leach, will include film footage of the Arctic Convoys, an interview with Bob Cowan and a presentation to Bob to mark his being awarded the recently announced Arctic Convoy Survivors medal. We have also invited the Russian Ambassador to present the medal of Ushakov which the Russian Federation have awarded to Arctic Convoy veterans. We hope that Bob, John, Alan and Mickie will all be at the presentation to contribute and answer questions

Bob Cowan 1941

AB Seaman Bob Cowan 1941

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HMS Mashona, 1942

Alan Wood 1941

Alan Wood, fighter pilot 1941

 

For further information ring Chorlton Good Neighbours on 881 2925
or email BTLeach@gmail.com