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Veterans of the Arctic Convoys 1941 - 1945

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Membership of the Russian Convoy Club of New Zealand is open to all ex-service personnel and their families, including those of the Merchant Navy, who served in the Arctic Convoys during the Second World War.

The Arctic Convoys commenced with the first convoy "Dervish" which set out from Hvalfjord, Iceland on 21 August 1941 and finished following the return of "RA67" which sailed from Kola Inlet, Russia on 23 May 1945 arriving in the Clyde Estuary, Scotland on 30 May 1945.

Membership criteria

Members will be those ex-service personnel or Merchant Navy personnel and their immediate families.

Membership categories

 1. Convoy Membership is open to those persons who served on Arctic Convoys during WW2 between 21 August 1941 and 30 May 1945 i.e. participated in one or more of the convoys detailed on the Convoy Numbers page.

 2. Arctic Membership is open to those persons who served in Arctic waters during WW2. Arctic waters are defined as the sea area north of the Arctic Circle and east of longitude 24°W between 3 September 1939 and 8 May 1945. See map below.

 3. Associate Membership is open to those persons ineligible for (1) or (2) above, but who have an interest in furthering the aims of the Club.

 4. Spouse Membership is open to the spouse (or widow) of those persons eligible for (1) and (2) above.

 5. Other memberships (e.g. Honorary Membership) are at the discretion of the Club.


How to become a member

Persons who comply with the criteria for Convoy or Arctic membership may complete an application form available
here, and submit with supporting documentation (as detailed on the form). Persons who comply with the criteria for Associate or Spouse membership may complete an application form available here and submit with any supporting documentation. An applicant may contact the Club at enquiry@russianconvoyclub.org.nz . To download an application form you will need Adobe Reader (available here free)

Honorary membership

Honorary memberships may be conferred from time to time on persons who have offered support to the Club.

Subscriptions

The Club charges each member a nominal annual subscription to cover overheads. The subscription is currently set at NZ$15.00 per annum and is payable on 31 March in each year.


Membership

Membership Application Form Arctic Convoy.pdf Membership Application Form Spouse Associate.pdf

Convoy and Arctic Membership:

Associate and Spouse Membership:

Map of the Arctic region (north of the Arctic Circle and east of 24W) to determine qualification for membership under Convoy or Arctic Members categories.