Mr Joyce receives a Russian Ushakov medal

For being part of the WW2 Arctic Convoys

By Phil Coley

Mr Joyce served in the Royal Navy during WW2 on HMS London. Part of his service was on the Arctic Convoys including PQ17. Afterwards HMS London went to Alexandria and served in the Indian Ocean.

In August 2014 Mr Joyce was sent a letter from the Russian Embassy in London telling him that he had been awarded a Ushakov medal. It would be presented to him at a ceremony on the 28th August 2014 at the Russian Embassy

Photo:Award of a Ushakov Medal to Mr Joyce.

Award of a Ushakov Medal to Mr Joyce.

Russian Embassy

He went along to receive it and this video describes in his words what happened during that day.

Photo:British veterans at the Russian Embassy on 28th August 2014

British veterans at the Russian Embassy on 28th August 2014

Mr Joyce's son

Photo:Mr Joyce after receiving his medal

Mr Joyce after receiving his medal

Mr Joyce's son

Photo:Mr Joyce posing with serving officers of the Russian forces

Mr Joyce posing with serving officers of the Russian forces

Mr Joyce's son

Photo:Ushakov medal and presentation certificate in case

Ushakov medal and presentation certificate in case

Phil Coley

This page was added by Phil Coley on 28/07/2015.