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by Brian Holmes
Tue May 16, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML466 research lost relative
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Re: ML466 research lost relative

There is a previous topic about ML 466 if you go down the list.

I suggest this is combined

There is also a story that there was a survivor which I am investigating.
by Brian Holmes
Wed May 10, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 730
Replies: 9
Views: 845

Re: MTB 730

MTB_730 Woodnut & Co Ltd, St Helens, Isle of Wight 28/4/44 Known Crew TALtCdr George Clifford Fanner RNVR TLt 22/2/41 HMS Minos II (Lowestoft) 6th ML Flotilla 1/8/41 Based on Great Yarmouth Commanding Officer ML 150 1941 HMS Midge (Great Yarmouth) for minelayers 5/1/42 Commanding Officer MGB 323 6/4...
by Brian Holmes
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: 657, 678, 663
Replies: 8
Views: 804

Re: 657, 678, 663

The simple answer is that I have access to copies of The Navy List and Seedies List which details all Coastal Forces decorations plus around thirty years of investigation.
by Brian Holmes
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: 657, 678, 663
Replies: 8
Views: 804

Re: 657, 678, 663

MGB_663 William Osbourne Ltd, Littlehampton 8/3/43 663.jpg For actions in the Adriatic and off the coast of Italy 1/44 MID TLt Thomas Ellis Ladner RCNVR MID CMtrMch Herbert Booth P/MX117021 DSM LSea Basil Leonard Makri Nash C/JX154490 For actions in the Adriatic 8 - 9/44 DSC* TLt Thomas Ellis Ladner...
by Brian Holmes
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: 657, 678, 663
Replies: 8
Views: 804

Re: 657, 678, 663

MTB_678 Boat Construction Co Ltd, Barracks Ope, Falmouth 7/43 For Operation Hostile - minelaying off the northwest coast of France (Gazette Date - 29/2/44) MID TSLt Kenneth Frederick Creasey RNVR MID AB Robert Crosby C/JX184833 Wind up of the war in Europe (Gazette Date - 11/12/45) MID Tlt Henry Max...
by Brian Holmes
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: 657, 678, 663
Replies: 8
Views: 804

Re: 657, 678, 663

MGB_657 Woodnut & Co Ltd, St Helens, Isle of Wight 9/2/43 For actions in the Adriatic and off the west coast of Italy 1/44 DSC Lt John Douglas Maitland RCNVR MID POMtrMch Thomas Gardner C/MX76083 DSM AB Robert William Charter C/JX354767 MID AB Richard Albert Ratcliffe P/JX366821 For Operation Gun - ...
by Brian Holmes
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Petty Officer Leonard Brown RML 527
Replies: 5
Views: 3327

Re: Petty Officer Leonard Brown RML 527

ML_527 Brooke Marine Ltd, Oulton Broad, Nr Lowestoft 9/9/42 Known Crew TLt D P R Hunt RNVR HMS St Christopher for MLs 22/8/42 ML 527 22/8/42 TLt 1/11/42 Commanding Officer ML 246 4/9/44 TLt F A P Greenland RNVR TSLt HMS St Christopher for MLs 28/9/42 65th ML Flotilla Based at HMS Mentor II, Stornowa...
by Brian Holmes
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: HDMLs 1012, 1123 & 1236 in the Mediterranean
Replies: 3
Views: 2482

Re: HDMLs 1012, 1123 & 1236 in the Mediterranean

HDML_1123 Sussex Shipbuilding Company, Shoreham, Sussex 2/8/42 Known Crew TLt C J Burningham RNVR TSLt HMS Forte IV (Falmouth) for MLs 27/10/41 HMS St Christopher for MLs 13/4/42 Commanding Officer HDML 1123 8/42 TLt 13/6/43 TLt T C Ivens RNVR TSLt 14/8/42 3rd ML Flotilla HMS St Angelo (Malta) 11/42...
by Brian Holmes
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: HDMLs 1012, 1123 & 1236 in the Mediterranean
Replies: 3
Views: 2482

Re: HDMLs 1012, 1123 & 1236 in the Mediterranean

I would like to use the pictures on the Medusa Website www.hmsmedusa.org.uk perhaps you would like to visit. I am attaching our current entries Brian Holmes Coxswain of Medusa (HDML 1387) HDML_1012 R A Newman, Hamworthy, Dorset 10/2/41 Known Crew TLt F G Fuller RNVR TSLt 23/4/42 HMS Victory III HMS ...
by Brian Holmes
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: 29th Canadian Motor Torpedo Boat Flotilla
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: 29th Canadian Motor Torpedo Boat Flotilla

MTB_463 British Power Boat Co, Hythe Hampshire 25/3/44 463.png On the bridge, (left to right): Lieut Glenn Creba, RCNVR, of Winnipeg, Commanding Officer, Lieut. Richard Paddon, RCNVR, first Lieutenant, of Labrador, L/S Fred Caselton, RCNVR, of Toronto, Coxswain. Below (From left to right): Sto. (M) ...
by Brian Holmes
Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 614
Replies: 9
Views: 2442

Re: MTB 614

MGB_614 Woodnut & Co Ltd, St Helens, Isle of Wight 6/8/42 For an action off Dieppe 28/3/44 DSM AB Alfred Mawson P/JX383886 MID Lt James William Gladwell RCNVR MID PO Thomas Boyle C/JX139471 For Operation Neptune - passage of troops and supplies during the assault on Normandy DSM LSea Leslie Pringle ...
by Brian Holmes
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: Desperately seeking info on MGB 17
Replies: 33
Views: 2202

Re: Desperately seeking info on MGB 17

MGB_17 British Power Boat Co, Hythe Hampshire For an action with E Boats off the Sunk Light Vessel 7/3/43 MID TLt Charles Arthur Burk RCNVR MID ALSea Philip Ratcliffe C/SSX17536 For a series of actions in the Channel over a period of two years (Gazette Date - 21/11/44) DSM APOMtrMch Christopher Dobs...
by Brian Holmes
Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 341
Replies: 6
Views: 618

Re: ML 341

ML_341 Collins, Lowestoft 27/10/41 For minesweeping between Naples and Livorno 1944 DSC TLt James Granville Dixon RNVR DSM PO George Frederick Cusack P/JX128966 For services in the clearance of the Aegean and the relief of Greece (Gazette Date - 14/8/45) BEM AB Frank Leslie Curtis D/JX287303 Wind up...
by Brian Holmes
Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Books & Magazines
Topic: Members Record of Service
Replies: 0
Views: 525

Members Record of Service

I have recently been loaned a copy of a book produced by the North Midland Branch of the CFVA on Members Records of Service. It contains data extracted from Service Certificates and short memories and is a fascinating read as well as being an excellent source of data which is going into my database....
by Brian Holmes
Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 606 and MTB 684
Replies: 5
Views: 832

Re: MGB 606 and MTB 684

MTB_684 Woodnut & Co Ltd, St Helens, Isle of Wight 28/4/43 For an action off the Dutch coast 9/6/44 DSC TLt David Caldwell Storrie RNVR MID TLt Joseph Anthony Reeves RNVR DSM ACMtrMch Leonard John Terry P/MX99262 MID PO Frederick Jones D/SSx15843 MID LSea George Alfred Kerby D/SSX17953 DSM AB James ...

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