updated 9:43 AM UTC, Dec 29, 2017

On 23 April 2015 in Pennington (KwaZulu-Natal province) H.E.Mr.M.Petrakov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of South Africa, presented the Ushakov Medal to the veteran of the Arctic (Northern) Convoys Mr.Ronald Stanley Colvin for personal courage and bravery displayed during the years of the Second World War.

R.S.Colvin served onboard Llanstephan Castle and participated in safeguarding the deliveries of the load of Allies’ assistance to the USSR seaports.

The Medal was awarded by Decree № 131 of 10 March 2014 of H.E.Mr.V.Putin, President of the Russian Federation.

R.S.Colvin was also awarded the jubilee medal «70 years of Victory in the Great Patriotic war 1941-1945» by Decree of 21 December 2013 by H.E.Mr.V.Putin, President of the Russian Federation.