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Ordinary Seaman Ghulam Husain (H.M.I.S. Cheetah)
Telegraphist William Allan Greig (H.M.M.G.B. 78)
The details of this year’s visit by veterans to Vis have been formalised, and are now available to read on-line. The dates for the package deal are Wednesday May 20th to Wednesday May 27th, 2015, with the Vis Veterans Commemoration Day to be held on Tuesday May 26th. The commemoration event will once more be supported by the British Ambassador and Embassy.
British Veterans of Vis 2015
A commemoration service in the port of Komiza, Vis, the wartime location for the frontline base of Coastal Forces in the Adriatic.
The December Christmas edition of the newsletter brings a raft of news concerning the recent appointment of a new committee for the London Branch, including our new Chairman, Ken Gadsdon, who informs us of proposed changes to the London Branch that aim to keep it going strong for the foreseeable future. This edition also carries an introduction from Newsletter Editor Ted Else, on the new look postal edition, as well as a report from Branch Treasurer David Carter, on the recent Remembrance Day service at HMS Hornet which involved the former Harbour Defence Motor Launch Medusa.
London Branch December 2014
Retiring Branch Secretary Eddie Dibley at a London Branch meeting on HMS 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
Find information on a specific Motor Torpedo Boat (MTB), Motor Gunboat (MGB), Motor Launch (ML) or Harbour Defence Motor Launch (HDML).Search the database
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
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
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