updated 9:43 AM UTC, Dec 29, 2017

Colonel N.A.Tsybulya, Naval Attache of the Embassy of the Russian Federation to the Republic of South Africa, on 12 December 2014 in Margate (KwaZulu-Natal Province) presented the Ushakov Medal to the South African veteran of the Arctic Convoys Mr.Aubrey Leonard Tyass for personal courage and bravery displayed during the years of the Second World War.

A.L.Tyass served on board HMS “Echo” and in 1941-1942 escorted the PQ6 convoy which safely reached its destination – Murmansk seaport.

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