Bob Cowan to get Arctic Star Medal

It has been announced in the press today that the Arctic Star medal for the Arctic Convoy veterans, including Chorlton Good Neighbours own Bob Cowan, will be sent out in the next month or so.

Bob Cowan

Bob Cowan

Mark Francois, the defence minister, today (26-02-13) unveiled the design of the new medal, which is pictured below

arctic star medalThe medal will also go to John Mackay from Chorlton another local Arctic Convoy veteran. Both Bob and John were present at the CGN event held on Feb 7th 2013, where they were presented by plaques from CGN and by Russian WW2 Arctic Convoy commemoration medals present by Andrei Makarenko from the Russian Embassy

John Mackay being given his plaque

John Mackay being given his plaque