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by 1958ab
Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: Personnel
Topic: James Henry Brooks and fellow sailors
Replies: 3
Views: 5677

No problem,this is an on going pet project of mine.I hope to see my grandmother this weekend,as more photos have come to light.
Regards
by 1958ab
Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: James Henry Brooks and fellow sailors
Replies: 3
Views: 5677

James Henry Brooks and fellow sailors

I have a photgraph taken about 1941 of my grandfather with a group of other ratings outside a wooden hut(training)?.All have signed the back of the photo,although some are unreadable.I can make out A.Stroud,A.West,H.Goswell,Dixie Dean,D.Haskins,J.Higgs,C.A.Grant,James White,R.Burnham.the following n...
by 1958ab
Sun May 24, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: 3rd Flotilla ML Malta
Replies: 15
Views: 29184

Have just found a photo of my grandfather plus 25 other AB seamen,posing outside a wooden hut in uniform.There are some signatures on back:A.Stroud,A,West,H.Goswell,DixieDean,D.Haskins,J.Higgs,C.A.Grant,James White,R.Burnham.The following names are partial ot hard to read.J.B.Covington,C.Le Braton,V...
by 1958ab
Sat May 23, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: 3rd Flotilla ML Malta
Replies: 15
Views: 29184

Hello Ted,the injured in action makes sense,as my grandfather did mention he had various bits of shrapnel in him.As for a number, ML 462 was mentioned,and a Canadian Gordon Stead.I have read his book Leaf Upon The Sea.Photos will be sent once I have visited my grandmother.Rgds Alan
by 1958ab
Sat May 23, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: 3rd Flotilla ML Malta
Replies: 15
Views: 29184

Re: 3rd Flotilla ML Malta

Hello Pioneer, thanks for the quick reply.Unfortunately my grandfather past away 10 years ago, but it was grandmother who found the photos. I hope to have the photos scanned soon,and maybe send them to your site,if you would like. I used to receive the CFVA newsletter. On my grandfathers service rec...
by 1958ab
Sat May 23, 2009 7:37 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: 3rd Flotilla ML Malta
Replies: 15
Views: 29184

3rd Flotilla ML Malta

Just joined and hope you can help. Any info on my grandfather or his unit. AB James Henry Brooks served with 3rd Flotilla MLs 1941-1945, possibly with a Canadian skipper. Convoyed to Gibraltar then onto Malta,where he served for most of the war. He did talk about minesweeping, convoy work,Tripoli, N...

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