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In Memoriam

On This Day: 1st November

Able Seaman Harry Broadley (H.M.C.M.T.B. 485)
Motor Mechanic Harold Stapenhill (H.M.M.L. 132)
Able Seaman George William Bone (H.M.M.L. 146)
Lieutenant Christopher Denys Peacock Cookson (H.M.M.L. 146)
Leading Seaman Thomas Dowson (H.M.M.L. 146)
Able Seaman Ernest Charles Hodson (H.M.M.L. 146)

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At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them

London Branch

October Newsletter

The October newsletter is the last to be edited by Branch Secretary Eddie Dibley who is to retire from his positions of Secretary and Editor. Eddie’s final edition brings welcome news of new committee appointments that will see the branch and its newsletter continue on into the foreseeable future. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Eddie for the sterling work conducted over many years for the London Branch, and to wish him a very happy second retirement!

London Branch October 2014

Retiring Branch Secretary Eddie Dibley (right) at the recent annual social held on the Belfast



The articles section contains accounts written by veterans detailing aspects of their service in Coastal Forces during the Second World War.Read our articles

Coastal Forces Craft

Find information on a specific Motor Torpedo Boat (MTB), Motor Gunboat (MGB), Motor Launch (ML) or Harbour Defence Motor Launch (HDML).Search the database

Veterans Area

Visit the veterans area to get up-to-date news and information from the world of Coastal Forces Veterans by reading the latest branch newsletters.Visit the veterans section


The photo gallery forms a visual record of the history of Coastal Forces and contains many records of the working environment of boats and their crews.View the photo gallery

Map Room

The Maps Room employs Google map technologies to chart the location of all former Coastal Forces bases world-wide with a note on the history of each.Visit the Map Room

War Reports

In the War Reports section you can read official war reports written during the Second World War that offer revealing insights into the role of Coastal Forces.Read the War Reports