Medals legacy of Russian convoys hero

Convoy ceremony ...Coun Tom Hanson accepts framed Russian convoy medals and and memorabilia from Val Fay, awarded to his late father, Jimmy, watched by Couns Fay Cunningham and Arthur Meeks.

Convoy ceremony ...Coun Tom Hanson accepts framed Russian convoy medals and and memorabilia from Val Fay, awarded to his late father, Jimmy, watched by Couns Fay Cunningham and Arthur Meeks.

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A BRAVE merchant seaman, honoured for his part in the famous Russian convoys during the Second World War, has been commemorated in his South Tyneside home town.

Jimmy Fay took part in the famous mercy missions to the starving people of Russia from 1941 to 1945.

More than 100 Allied ships and 3,000 sailors lost their lives as they took vital supplies to the Russian people after the invasion by Nazi Germany.

 

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