updated 9:43 AM UTC, Dec 29, 2017

On 21 January 2015 in Johannesburg H.E.Mr.M.Petrakov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of South Africa, accompanied by Colonel N.V.Pushistov, Defence Attache of the Embassy of Russia to South Africa, presented the Ushakov Medal to the veteran of the Arctic Convoys Mr.Frederick Norman Haslett for personal courage and bravery displayed during the years of the Second World War.

F.N.Haslett served onboard HMS Bluebell and in 1942 escorted the PQ18 convoy, which delivered the load of Allies’ assistance to its destination – Arkhangelsk seaport.

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