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by David Carter
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Research on MTB 651, 84 and 406
Replies: 8
Views: 956

Re: Research on MTB 651, 84 and 406

Hello Simon We shall be on HMS Belfast on Sunday for Remembrance Day. The service starts about 10.30. Unfortunately the Chairman will not be there due to ill health. The other veteran from Vis will be at HMS Hornet in Gosport. You are welcome to join us then, or at our next Branch meeting, also on H...
by David Carter
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Research on MTB 651, 84 and 406
Replies: 8
Views: 956

Re: Research on MTB 651, 84 and 406

Dear Simon and Steve. In answer to your question "are any Branches still active?" I am happy to reply that London Branch meets regularly on HMS Belfast. We shall be there this coming weekend. We are open not just to veterans, but to their families, so you would be most welcome to join us. We have a ...
by David Carter
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 76
Views: 24473

Re: MGB 658

Hello Maureen Welcome to this website. If you would like to post the pictures of your father, it might bring back memories of some of the readers. David Carter (Branch Secretary)
by David Carter
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Pilot Vessel No.4 - sunk 28/11/1940
Replies: 28
Views: 2260

Re: Pilot Vessel No.4 - sunk 28/11/1940

Syd That fits in - the RNR were generally merchant seamen who could be co-opted into the RN. The RNVR were civilians who had volunteered to train in the event of hostilities. The rather rude description was that the RNR were sailors trying to be gentlemen, the RNVR were gentlemen trying to be sailor...
by David Carter
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Pilot Vessel No.4 - sunk 28/11/1940
Replies: 28
Views: 2260

Re: Pilot Vessel No.4 - sunk 28/11/1940

Ernst Dienst, my friend in Holland has sent me these links which tell the story of transferring the gold to UK: http://www.zuidfront-holland1940.nl/index.php?page=hoek-van-holland-2 https://www.rijnmond.nl/nieuws/141024/De-vergeten-goudstaven-in-de-Nieuwe-Waterweg They are in Dutch, but if you click...
by David Carter
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: Petty Officer Sydney Scott - MGB 657
Replies: 4
Views: 1286

Re: Petty Officer Sydney Scott - MGB 657

Thank you John. I have written to Mr Scott.
by David Carter
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: Petty Officer Sydney Scott - MGB 657
Replies: 4
Views: 1286

Re: Petty Officer Sydney Scott - MGB 657

Hello John Thank you for your post. The information we have on MGB 657 is that it was: Fairmile 115' D-Type Motor Gun Boat Builder's Yard: Woodnutt, Bembridge, Isle of Wight Completion: 9th February 1943 Loss or Disposal: 12th September 1944 Notes: MGB 657 was deemed a Constructive Total Loss (CTL) ...
by David Carter
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Forum & Web Site Feedback
Topic: HMML 916
Replies: 6
Views: 1806

Re: HMML 916

Geoffrey Our database says: ML 916 Fairmile 112' B-Type Motor Launch Builder's Yard: William Weatherhead, Cockenzie, UK Completion: 16th September 1944 Loss or Disposal: 8th November 1944 Notes: ML 916 was mined off the Dutch coast on 8 November 1944. ML 916 was part of the 19th Minesweeping ML Flot...
by David Carter
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Forum & Web Site Feedback
Topic: HMML 916
Replies: 6
Views: 1806

Re: HMML 916

Dear Geoffrey
Thank you for joining this forum. By all means, please post o photo of your great-uncle. There are several veterans left who read this forum, one might recognise him.
Kind regards
David Carter (Secretary)
by David Carter
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: MGB 647 - Dicky Bird
Replies: 7
Views: 3791

Re: MGB 647 - Dicky Bird

Dear Sam Woods Thank you for news of your grandfather. A group of coastal forces veterans, including Peter who knew him, meet on HMS Belfast. Our next meeting is on Sunday 15th April at 11.00. You would be welcome to join us. Just let me know as I am arranging catering. Kind regards David Carter (Br...
by David Carter
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: 3rd/25th ML Flotillas
Replies: 2
Views: 1647

Re: 3rd/25th ML Flotillas

David Thank you for this enquiry. I do not know the answer to the copyright issues, but if it is your own work - albeit copying letters from your father - I would not have thought any objection. Some of the pictures we have used on this site are from IWM, from whom we sought permission and credited ...
by David Carter
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 208
Replies: 9
Views: 5881

Re: MTB 208

Thanks Ayaan

I've passed that to James Battison.

Regards

David Carter
by David Carter
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: Folkestone Harbour - A Model Railway Adventure
Replies: 5
Views: 3241

Re: Folkestone Harbour - A Model Railway Adventure

Hello David Welcome to our website. I was admiring your model railway layout, I'm also a member of a model engineering society, so have an interest in these things. Unfortunately our best historian passed away last year, but I hope someone with better knowledge than me can help you. When it comes to...
by David Carter
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 208
Replies: 9
Views: 5881

Re: MTB 208

Hello Ayaan

I've left a message on James's answerphone about your enquiry. Can you give me your contact details, please. David Carter (Secretary)
by David Carter
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: AGM on 14 January 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 2017

AGM on 14 January 2018

Our CFVA London Branch AGM will be Sunday 14th January on HMS Belfast. We will be in the Wardroom, time 11.00, but if you can be there earlier, we can start promptly. We have a guest speaker Captain Trevor Robotham RN to talk about the new RN Museum. We hope to see you there. David Carter (Secretary)

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