John R. McKay

John R McKay won the Aspects of History Unpublished Historical Novel Award for his novel, Hell and High Water, which has subsequently published.

He served in the RAF before pursuing a career in the Fire & Rescue Service and then taking up writing in 2013. He lives just outside Wigan in the North West of England with his family.

Modern Era Naval Fiction

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Year  Book  Comment
1942 Hell and High Water HMS Virtuous is assigned escort duties for a lconvoy to the Russian port of Murmansk.

Modern Era Naval Non Fiction

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WWII Surviving the Arctic Convoys The Wartime Memoirs of Leading Seaman Charlie Erswell
  Arctic Convoy PQ18 25 Days That Changed the Course of the War

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