Memorial for USS William H Welch and Opening of Russian Arctic Convoy Museum at Inverasdale

Memorial for USS William H Welch and Opening of Russian Arctic Convoy Museum at Inverasdale

- 08/05/2014

On Tuesday 6 May Mrs Janet Bowen, before walking out to the site of the wreck of the USS William H Welch, laid a wreath, along with representatives of the Russian Federation, the Russian Arctic Convoy Museum (RACM) project and the Highland Russian Connection charity at the Memorial to the Russian Arctic Convoys at Cove in memory of those who died on the occasion of the sinking of the William Welch in February 1944.

At the site a number of people gathered, including those who were present at the time, to remember that day, to lay wreaths at the memorial and on the water over the sunken ship and to watch a fly past by the Coastguard Service.

The event was organised as a part of World War II week, a part of RACM's annual profile raising work in honour of the veteran's.

Mrs Bowen then went on to join in the opening of the extended (temporary) museum at the school at Inversadale and to hear a lecture on the sinking of the USS William H Welch.

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