My soviet (originally a German jew who fled to Poland and was incarcerated in Dachau concentration camp for being communist rather than jewish... long story) grandfather was at Operation Iskra as a gunner in a T-34-85, but never actually got to fight before his unit was redeployed further north. He fought throughout the whole Continuation War, mostly against Finns and some Germans along the Karelian front, but as it was he saw some very strange redeployments, including almost being moved to Baku for some reason. Luckily for him he wasn't immediately redeployed from the Finnish front after their treaty with Finland and could make their way through Finland with only a crudely painted on Finnish swastika and a few words of finnish (as well as a whole lot of supplies exchanged for a blind eye. They had to pass through Lapland, so for a while they were part of a Finnish convoy of trucks heading towards the Germans in northern Lapland, which they luckily managed to break away from by faking engine problems.
My finn grandfather on the other hand spent a whole year outside Leningrad, which finally resulted in severe shell-shock and hearing problems after an especially enthusiastic artillery barrage (dropped on Leningrad, but in such quantity that the frontline soldiers felt as if they were targeted as well). He was abused by an SS-field doctor for faking it before a Finnish officer threatened court-martial if the creep laid hands on a Finnish soldier again. We still have to practically yell to him if he sits across the table to make ourselves heard.
Granny was all over the place and in all sorts of positions, including being a nurse, refueling aircraft and being machine-gun-toting tankodesantniki (tankriding shock infantry, that's how she met gramps...
). We have a picture of her standing knee-high in snow with two other female soldiers by an ISU with a degtjarev over her shoulders. Badass as all hell, I'll see if I can get a scan of it.
As for the Royal Navy, they also saw some carrier-attack action against Petsamo. Nothing major, but apparently it scared the shit out of Finland at the time, who feared the Brits might be preparing for a landing and participation in the war on their front. Never happened, but it seemed real to them at the time. After 41 I don't think the RN or RAF participated any further though.
Back on topic, how many of us "old guards" from the first round of recruitment are still here (aka have been made aware that this lives again)?