30 Russian Arctic Convoy Veterans from around Scotland were presented with a medal to mark the 65th anniversary of the end of World War 2.
The veterans - who transported vital supplies to Russia - were honoured at a ceremony in Edinburgh, and I had the privilege of accompanying my friend George Gray to see this historic event.
Winston Churchill once described these convoys as the most dangerous of the war.
The Consul General of the Russian Federation - Sergey Krutikov - said "It is a great honour for me to carry out the wishes of the President of the Russian Federation and the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces and present these medals to these British Russian Convoy veterans."
"The Russians, like the British, have the same warm feelings for their veterans."
Jock Dempster and George Gray
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