Were there escorted convoys to Russia during the Great War? Or did he perhaps also serve in WW2?
He definitily did not serve in WWII. He joined the RN in 1914 but was sent home as he was under-age. He rejoined a year later and demobbed at the end of the war.
can anybody else answer the question re escorted convoys to Russia?
IAN, find here an award to skipper of the AMSTERDAM ;
BORLAND J.M RD Cdr. RNR 85U032 Amsterdam
C-in-C Home Fleets 23.05.17 Gazetted
Destroyer Patrols, Boarding Steamers Etc ending 01.10.16 DSO
An officer of great zeal and considerable ability, as shown by his services in the Armed Boarding Steamers.
This is great information. Thanks a lot.