Information & photographs supplied by Bernard Leach
Below are links to two excellent interviews with WWII veteran Bob Cowan.
Interview 1 – Bob talks about his memories and experience of war at sea during WWII. He talks about the sinking of his ship, HMS Mashona, the Arctic Convoys, the Malta convoys (on HMS Ashanti), the war in the Far East on HMS Swiftsure and passing through Hiroshima just after the atom bomb was dropped.
Interview 2 – Granada Reports interviews Bob Cowan following a campaign by Chorlton Good Neighbours to get the UK government to allow him to receive a Russian medal in recognition of his wartime service.
An interview with Bob Cowan (May 2012)
Bob Cowan is soon to be 93 years old. He was born in Mos Side, Manchester. Here he talks about his memories and experience of war at sea during WWII. View the interview on Youtube HERE
An interview from Granada Reports - Bob Cowan & the Arctic Convoy medal.View the Granada interview HERE
Photo - Bob Cowan (4th from the right) with shipmates