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by JOHNB
Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:18 am
Forum: Forum & Web Site Feedback
Topic: New Web Site
Replies: 2
Views: 7727

Re: New Web Site

G'Day,

Only just got back into the PC land. Your new web site is great thing. After we have all shuffled off this mortal coil your memories will still be there.
Keep up the great work.

John
by JOHNB
Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:48 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: Fairmile B
Replies: 5
Views: 8897

Re: Fairmile B

Walker,
many thanks for photos. attached is engine room view of a Fairmile B.

JB :tu:
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by JOHNB
Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: HDML 1387
Replies: 7
Views: 8728

Re: HDML 1387

Great pictures of a truly wonderful event. To restore to the high standard you have is a rare sight these days.
I hope you have good security at the wharf, mindless vandalism is a common thing today.

JB :tu:
by JOHNB
Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: Fairmile B
Replies: 5
Views: 8897

Re: Fairmile B

jdcboss I have PM'd and emailed but there seems to be a black hole :shock: :shock:
If you read this go to HMS Seahawk and click the link.

Regards JB
by JOHNB
Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: General Organisation
Topic: Coastal Forces Bases
Replies: 12
Views: 16775

Re: Coastal Forces Bases

For you Med coastal forces bases data this link might be of interest.
http://people.aapt.net.au/~jburchell/Se ... quito.html

Regards JB :wink:
by JOHNB
Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:41 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: Fairmile B
Replies: 5
Views: 8897

Fairmile B

Would any of the members have a photograph of the inside of a Fairmile B. Anything from Stem To Stern. I would like to add some inside shots of what these boats were like on the inside on my web site. There have been lots of photographs of ML from the outside but I would like to show the future gene...
by JOHNB
Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:28 am
Forum: General Organisation
Topic: Research Coastal Forces
Replies: 4
Views: 11738

Re: Research Coastal Forces

Thanks Admin, I've spent the last year studiously deleting the %20 and putting in a space whenever I sent a link thinking it would not work with that in it. :? The rebuilt site will not suffer the same problems :shock: :shock: I learn a little more each day then each night my memory gets reformatted...
by JOHNB
Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: General Organisation
Topic: Research Coastal Forces
Replies: 4
Views: 11738

Research Coastal Forces

Hi All, I am in the process of re-building my web site. I have chased that many dead end I am about to melt down. :shock: If there is anyone in this organization who served, knew a crew member, knows anything about the following Coastal Forces Bases PLEASE contact me HMS Seahawk, HMS Nimrod, HMS Dol...
by JOHNB
Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: General Organisation
Topic: Abbreviations
Replies: 4
Views: 10499

Re: Abbreviations

10 out of 10 pioneer.

He was on a training ML at HMS Seahawk.

But when he got his award he must have been on a destroyer or similar as Seedies Coastal Command book does not list him.


Many thanks for all your help JB
by JOHNB
Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: General Organisation
Topic: Abbreviations
Replies: 4
Views: 10499

Re: Abbreviations

Pioneer, Once again many thanks. I am re building my web site and in re doing things i keep finding small bits I do not understand, I spent a couple of years with the Green Jackets then Shaw Saville for a year so no RN experience. In some notes on the crew of ML 115 is a passage " The S.D. Able Seam...
by JOHNB
Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:44 am
Forum: General Organisation
Topic: Abbreviations
Replies: 4
Views: 10499

Abbreviations

Could any one let me know the rank S.D. This was a person serving on a motor launch.

Also is there a list of RN rank abbreviations anywhere?

Regards JB :?
by JOHNB
Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:34 am
Forum: General Organisation
Topic: HMML to Q boat
Replies: 4
Views: 10220

Re: HMML to Q boat

Once again Pioneer many thanks.

Not being RN has many set backs when trying to work out what the whole set-up was. But I'll keep plodding away, its that much easier when you have kind people helping you out, thank you.

John
by JOHNB
Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: General Organisation
Topic: HMML to Q boat
Replies: 4
Views: 10220

Re: HMML to Q boat

Pioneer, Many thanks for the link, but I am still confused? For example in the book Allied Coastal Forces Of WW11 there are illustrations of British Fairmile Bs that are numbered ML *** and on the next page Fairmile Bs numbered Q ***. Were they launched as ML then changed to Q or were they launched ...
by JOHNB
Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:31 am
Forum: General Organisation
Topic: HMML to Q boat
Replies: 4
Views: 10220

HMML to Q boat

Some of the ML had their designation changes from ML *** to Q ***. Could any one enlighten me as to why this happened as I thought all Q designations were for the Canadian MLs.

Many thanks JB :?
by JOHNB
Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:50 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: It Brings A Tear To Your Eye
Replies: 0
Views: 3908

It Brings A Tear To Your Eye

I came across some photos that made me so sad.

http://setsail.com/historic-precedent/

I cant afford to buy it and now my body would not tolerate my working on such a large project, but I can still dream.

JohnB :( :( :(
by JOHNB
Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:58 am
Forum: General Organisation
Topic: Coastal Forces Bases
Replies: 12
Views: 16775

Re: Coastal Forces Bases

Ted,
try this link, HMS Nimrod was more than we knew.

http://www.longtononline.co.uk/history/ ... OOKSON.pdf

Best Regards JB
by JOHNB
Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: Personnel
Topic: My Father Andrew Fraser ( Andy) JX642099
Replies: 3
Views: 5669

My Father Andrew Fraser ( Andy) JX642099

Admin, The photos on my site were left to me by my father. I never got the chance to sit down with him and go through them. From my understanding the photos you refer to are both the engine room of a Fairmile B motor launch, one with one without either crew or dockyard personnel. :? Thanks for the l...
by JOHNB
Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Personnel
Topic: My Father Andrew Fraser ( Andy) JX642099
Replies: 3
Views: 5669

My Father Andrew Fraser ( Andy) JX642099

Andrew,

have a look at my site http://people.aapt.net.au/~jburchell/Se ... quito.html.

Its very basic but will give you a bit of info on HMS Mosquito (Nile) .

Best Regards JB

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