Tag: ww2

Blantyre Women’s Volunteer Service

  Occasionally, I read about organisations that were short lived in Blantyre, or set up specifically for a cause during a short time. One such example of this was during WW2, when a women’s group was formed in Blantyre for the purposes of assisting with war efforts. I absolutely must include such commendable wartime actions […]

David Dunsmuir, Blantyre convoy veteran

The “Arctic Convoys – Men and Ice” exhibition opens this Monday in Edinburgh and tells the stories of survivors of the Arctic Convoys. These were the brave sailors who worked in some of the harshest conditions of the war, on board ships, on frozen, icy waters in bitter cold Arctic winds, all the time fearing the German U-boats below. The […]