Arctic Star by Tom Palmer — Library Lady

Rooted in the true story of the Arctic convoys of the Second World War, Tom Palmer has tackled a subject of unimaginable loss, endurance and bravery and succeeded in writing a book that deserves a place in every single school classroom and library. Cover by Tom Clohosy Cole Set in the winter of 1943 as […]

Arctic Star by Tom Palmer — Library Lady

Sunday, May 16/2021@16:21-THE W.W.II BRITISH CAMPAIGN STARS, FOR OPERATIONAL COMBAT AREAS, OF DOMINION-COMMONWEALTH MILITARY PERSONNEL, WHOM SERVED IN THESE THEATERS OF WAR/1939-1945, WITH THE RIBBONS EARNED AND WORN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, AND THE MEDALS AWARDED AFTER W.W.II/May 08, 1945/V.E. DAY, VICTORY IN EUROPE DAY, and RESPECTIVELY…September 3, 1945/V.J., DAY…VICTORY IN JAPAN DAY.

THE ARCTIC STAR, WHICH IS THE THIRD CAMPAIGN MEDAL, IN ORDER, HAS JUST BEEN AWARDED RECENTLY; FOR DOMINION-COMMONWEALTH NAVAL PERSONNEL and also the same in MERCHANT MARINERS, WHOM SERVED IN CONVOY ESCORT, and/or SUPPORT GROUPS, MERCHANT MARINERS IN MERCHANT SHIPS, that SAILED TO MURMANSK, ARCHANGEL, WHITE SEA, etc., NORTH RUSSIA CONVOYS, and also into / pass THE ARCTIC CIRCLE…FIX OF LATITUDE-LONGITUDE FACTOR. This also RELATES TO THE SAME DOMINION-COMMONWEALTH AIR FORCES, WHOM FLEW ANTI-SUBMARINE PATROL…including COASTAL COMMAND AIRCRAFT…IN THE SAME FIX/LATITUDE-LONGITUDE..OF FLYING, AS SAILING, INTO ARCTIC WATERS.

There has BEEN SOME CONTROVERSY CONCERNING THIS MEDAL/CITATION, AS THERE WAS A COMMEMORATIVE ARCTIC MEDAL STRUCK UP SOME YEARS AGO; THOUGH, ALL IN ALL THE MURMANSK, AND ARCTIC OCEAN…CONVOYS, AND ON THE HIGH SEAS…NAVAL and AIR DUTY…WAS ONE HELL OF A TOUGH-SON OF A BITCH…WE MAY JUST TAKE IT AS THAT…AS NOT ALL THE NAVAL HEROES IN DOMINION NAVIES…GOT TO SERVE ON THE FAMOUS MURMANSK RUN, and/or SERVE IN THE ARCTIC CAMPAIGN!!!

FROM THE BIG GIRLS, OF BATTLESHIPS, CRUISERS, AIR CRAFT CARRIERS, to the SMALL GIRLS OF CORVETTES and MINESWEEPERS; ESCORTED CONVOYS and ALSO SAILED WITH SUPPORT GROUPS IN ANTI-SUBMARINE PROTECTION, etc., INTO ARCTIC WATERS, AND ON THE MURMANSK and NORTH RUSSIA CONVOYS. IT WAS ONE HELL OF A GO, IN THE FALL, SPRING and WINTER MONTHS…AND OUR POOR ALLIED, including AMERICAN and ALL ALLIES…WHOM WERE NOT AWARDED THE ARCTIC STAR, WHOM REMORSEFULLY WERE SUNK IN THESE WATERS…AS IT WOULD HAVE BEEN UNDESCRIBABLE!!!

I will HAVE TO CONTACT ENGLAND, AS IN THE PROCESS OF RIBBON AND CAMPAIGN STAR WEARING; I HAVE COME TO THE CONCLUSION, THAT THE PACIFIC STAR…and NOT THE FRANCE and GERMANY STAR…THE PACIFIC STAR…SHOULD COME LAST ON THE MEDAL BAR, IN ORDER…AS THE PACIFIC THEATER…WAS WHEN W.W.II WAS OVER…SEPTEMBER 3/1945 IN OUR REGION, and NOT THE CAMPAIGN OF FRANCE AND GERMANY STAR…AS SEPTEMBER 3/1945 AND THE ENED OF THE W.W.II, IS AFTER MAY 08, 1945/V.E., VICTORY IN EUROPE DAY…AS JUST FOR THOUFGH; THOUGH, FOR A BLOODY WELL GOOD THOUGHT, INDEED!!!

SO, HERE WE GO AGAIN; A BIG BRAVO ZULU, WITH THREE CHEERS AND A TIGER…TO THE MEN/HEROES…OF ALL DOMINION-COMMONWEALTH NAVIES…SERVING IN HIS MAJESTY’S…YOUR COUNTRY…SHIPS, AND A PROUD AND HONOURABLE MOMENT, BOTH FOR LIVING MEN…WHOM WERE AWARDED THE ARCTIC STAR, AND FOR FAMILIES…NEXT OF KIN, ETC., OF MEN, WHOM SERVED IN THESE ARCTIC WATERS, THOUGH, WHOSE FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE RECEIVED THE ARCTIC STAR…DUE TO THEM BEING SADLY and REMORSEFULLY…DECEASED!!!

ALL ON BOARD, WE REMEMBER IN FULL REMORSE, OUR NAVAL and AIR FORCE, INCLUDING MERCHANT MARINERS, OF THE DOMINION-COMMONWEALTH MENTIONED, WHOM BECAME A CASUALTY…IN ARCTIC WATERS…DURING W.W.II/1939-1945!!!

Still stands thine ancient sacrifice, a humble and a contrite heart; Lord God of Hosts be with us yet, LEST WE FORGET, LEST WE FORGET!!!

Poem by Rudyard Kipling.

At the going down of the SUN, and in the MORNING;WE WILL REMEMBER THEM, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM!!!

Blog Credit: Library Lady.

Yours Aye…ON ALL THE OCEANS THE WHITE CAPS FLOW…

Brian Murza…Killick Vison, W.W.II Naval Researcher-Published Author, Niagara falls, Ontario, Canada.

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Brian MURZA/Killick Vison is battleoftheatlantic19391945; W.W.II NAVAL RESEARCHER-PUBLISHED AUTHOR, PRESENT DAY NAVAL-MILITARY ANALYST, from Canada.

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