Lt. F.E. Burton R.N.V.R 1925-1995 Medals
April 14, 2013
Enclosed (maybe a photo of my fathers medals and what a problem to get them as you see he has The Africa star although he only went as far as Gibraltar the other photo is my painting of the SS New York it is the only photo I have found which you sent.
The book Convoy Maniac is no more and despite many letters no one seems to have one.
Hope you are well and continuing the good work
No photo of your Dad's Medals attached to your mail.
The Medals are:
1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star, Africa Star and the War Medal.
You should have them mounted in Court Style.
The alternative medal mounting is Swing Mount.
Court style is more sophisticated and in my view more attractive.
Miniature Medals of these would also be available from a Medal shop or a Medal web site.
just a few lines concerning convoy maniac.
I received my copy and it was a bit dissapointing however at least someone took the time to record his memories I wish there were more but I suppose they were too busy to stay alive.
With regards to my uncles ship as you say it is difficult to find any other photo of the ss new york because many other photos were similar.
It is so frustrating to be so close and not find the missing link as it were. It is the same with family trees sometimes one comes to a complete stop.
anyway hope to hear from you anon, did you not say you served in the North atlantic about that time?
Sorry to learn that Convoy Maniac was disappointing.
See this URL:
Yes I served in HMAS Australia on North Atlantic Convoys over 1940/41
So I earned the Atlantic Star medal, and as my ship went to Bear Island well into the Arctic Circle I also have the Arctic Star Emblem that goes on the AS, the British Ministry of Defence have recently struck an Arctic Star Medal which they have just sent me, it is to go next to the Atlantic Star so I will have to get all my medals redone.
Nice to hear from you.