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by David Carter
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 208
Replies: 7
Views: 1163

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: 166

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)
by David Carter
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 144
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: ML 144

Hello Roger All we know about ML144 is: ML 144 Fairmile 112' B-Type Motor Launch Builder's Yard: Dorset Yacht Company, Hamworthy Completion: 12th November 1940 Loss or Disposal: 22nd September 1941 Notes: ML 144 was mined in the English Channel on 22 September 1941. We don't have a record of MGB 144...
by David Carter
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 1301 'Meda'
Replies: 12
Views: 7086

Re: ML 1301 'Meda'

That sounds fun = Holland is very cycle friendly!
by David Carter
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 1301 'Meda'
Replies: 12
Views: 7086

Re: ML 1301 'Meda'

Stephen

Will you be travelling to Holland by car? If so, I have a hatch cover for a HDML to be taken there. David C
by David Carter
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML338
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: ML338

Hello David Thank you for your enquiry. My father commanded ML1301, which he sailed in a convoy to Malta, then was involved with the landings in Sicily and Salerno, did harbour defence work etc in Naples, then based in Maddelana and Bastia. Unfortunately killed during the assault on Elba. I have pho...
by David Carter
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 1301 'Meda'
Replies: 12
Views: 7086

Re: ML 1301 'Meda'

Hello Hospers
Thank you for posting these new photos of the ship in a rather sorry state. What information do you need? I have a hatch cover for the ship languishing in my garden. Please contact me on cdcarter263@hotmail.com for further details. David Carter
by David Carter
Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: A Long shot - ML 916 and ...?
Replies: 88
Views: 9184

Re: A Long shot - ML 916 and ...?

Thanks Admin for that explanation. ML's were not only used as direction guides at D-Day. Some were fitted with radar in the Mediterranean a year earlier and were so used in Operation Husky and Salerno. The operator who told me this - the late Dennis Blow - said that the equipment was similar to that...
by David Carter
Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Meeting on HMS Belfast 16 October 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 404

Meeting on HMS Belfast 16 October 2016

A reminder that the next meeting of London Branch will be Sunday 16 October at approx 10.30. Members and readers of this forum are most welcome. A warning for those who come by car - Tower Bridge has been closed to vehicular traffic for repairs. This means that other crossings in the area - London a...
by David Carter
Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: An interesting development?
Replies: 10
Views: 1088

Re: An interesting development?

Thanks Steve for this very useful map. You might like to add that MASB 32 is in Norfolk and there is an Air-Sea Rescue Launch in Southern Spain.
David C.
by David Carter
Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 208
Replies: 7
Views: 1163

Re: MTB 208

We're celebrating this boat's 75th birthday this weekend. I attach photos of the boat - under restoration - with its proud owner James. The beer-can was given to James's grandfather who served on board HMS Vanguard during the Royal visit to Australia. mtb-208-restoration-august-2016-8.jpg mtb-208-re...
by David Carter
Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: HMS President
Replies: 0
Views: 398

HMS President

Readers might like to see this article from Forces TV. There is a strong possibility that HMS President, currently at Chatham, may be scrapped. She is one of only three surviving WW1 ships and the training base for London RNVR, until the new "concrete ship" was opened in St Katherine's Dock. Many of...
by David Carter
Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Free French 23rd MTB flotilla
Replies: 1
Views: 425

Re: Free French 23rd MTB flotilla

Herve

Welcome to the website. Thank you for posting the Free French badge.
by David Carter
Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 208
Replies: 7
Views: 1163

MTB 208

MTB 208 Our member James Battison is restoring MTB 208 at Port Hampton - the site of the Thorneycroft works. It is 75 years since she was originally launched, so James has invited CFVA members to visit on 12th August. If you come by car, there is a car park on the Lower Sunbury Road; if you travel b...
by David Carter
Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Thames Traditional Boat Festival
Replies: 4
Views: 892

Re: Thames Traditional Boat Festival

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