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by dutch
Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Burma: uniform in general use by coastal forces Far East Asia
Replies: 1
Views: 800

Burma: uniform in general use by coastal forces Far East Asia

Hello my father Andy Fraser served in Burma he was combined oops attached to what now would be 3 commando 14th army but back then was known as the 3rd special service brigade. I am trying to portray my father in a Royal Navy re-enactment group I belong to whist at most events there are plenty of mal...
by dutch
Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: General Organisation
Topic: Uniform in general use by MTB crews
Replies: 18
Views: 4878

Uniform in general use by MTB crews

Hi What was the every day kit used by coastal forces personnel taking part in operations in the channel. What type of life jacket would they have been issued with? Would it have been the admiralty issue you see on bigger ships or would it have been the more substantial full body Mae West type and if...
by dutch
Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Pennant No 201–212 72ft White Built Boats
Replies: 25
Views: 9959

Pennant No 201–212 72ft White Built Boats

I am looking for information or any images that may exist of the 72Ft. White Built boats. They were constructed between June-October 1941.i would be protocolary interested in any images of 212 as this was the flag ship of the 13th flotilla in which my father served, between May 1944 and October-1944.
by dutch
Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: Actions & Operations
Topic: Last Action of the War
Replies: 9
Views: 3951

Re: Last Action of the War

Hello Ted thank you that was very intresting can you thank Christian for me that opens up an other question how accurate are royal navy service papers. It states my father joined ML 1479 in 1st Dec.1945 and left her 4th Aug.1946. i dont know if you read my first post asking for help identify his boa...
by dutch
Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: Actions & Operations
Topic: Last Action of the War
Replies: 9
Views: 3951

Re: Last Action of the War

Hello Pioneer thanks for that information that should help. He also served on ML 1479 in the far east if you have any information on that boat that would be great also. found a great report on operation DRACULA .On the BURMA STAR ASSOC.web site but yet again cant confirm his boat number or flottila ...
by dutch
Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: Actions & Operations
Topic: Last Action of the War
Replies: 9
Views: 3951

Last Action of the War

Re: Action at the end of the War by dutch » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:05 pm ive read about the last action in a CFVA news letter and remember my father told me a long time ago how he took part in such n action but i only have a boat number ML 869 and cant confirm his flotilla number. He discribed the actio...
by dutch
Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Actions & Operations
Topic: Action at the end of the War
Replies: 4
Views: 3238

Re: Action at the end of the War

ive read about the last action in a CFVA news letter and remember my father told me a long time ago how he took part in such n action but i only have a boat number ML 869 and cant confirm his flotilla number. He discribed the action almost word per word he also told me he had to dispatch a Japanese ...
by dutch
Fri Jul 03, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: My Father Andrew Fraser ( Andy) JX642099
Replies: 3
Views: 2358

My Father Andrew Fraser ( Andy) JX642099

Dear sir/ madam My father was a member of C.F.V.A. National branch he sadly died on the 4th June 2006.age 79. I found his navy service record whilst he served from December 43 to May 53. I am interested in the period he served with Coastal Forces during the war. I am wondering if his bases and boats...

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