Norman Date

Norman Date

Posted on 05/22/2013

Photo taken on May 22, 2013

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arctic star
russian convoys

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Leonard Dibb-Western MN

Leonard Dibb-Western MN
The Arctic Star is worn by Leonard Dibb-Western a merchant navy seaman, Len is pictured at the Bristol Commemoration Service for the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic held on the 12th May 2013 at the Lord Mayors Chapel, Bristol.

The other medal is one awarded by the Norwegians as Len served of one of their ships during the war. Len is a member of the Merchant Navy Association and a fine ambassador for the wartime British merchant navy. Len is wearing the White Beret of the North Russia Convoy Club and has recently returned from Loch Ewe in Scotland where he attended a commemoration for all those who sailed on the convoys to Russia that assembled here. Len has yet to pin the rest of his WW2 medals to his jacket.