Russia honours convoy veteran
Merchant seamen braved the Luftwaffe and U-boats in the treacherous Arctic waters during World War II to bring vital supplies to Russia, with many perishing. Now their bravery and sacrifice are being rewarded with a medal from the Russian government. Among the recipients is Bucks mason Ernest Baden Hall, a member of Eric Deung Lodge, No. 9695, who recently received his medal from the Russian ambassador Alexander Yakovenko.