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by David Carter
Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: A Long shot - ML 916 and ...?
Replies: 85
Views: 2943

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: 136

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: 351

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: 4
Views: 531

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: 175

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: 234

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: 4
Views: 531

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: 381

Re: Thames Traditional Boat Festival

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by David Carter
Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Thames Traditional Boat Festival
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: Thames Traditional Boat Festival

Hello JohnK I'm very sorry you missed us - we were there all 3 days, as you can see from the photos that Kevin has posted. Our tent was very close to MTB 102, so you could not have looked very hard! Also on Saturday, Peter Bickmore and his family joined us, so it would have been very good to see you.
by David Carter
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Captain Peter Dickens
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Re: Captain Peter Dickens

I attach photos of the Memorial Bench, which was "commissioned" by Captain Dickens' son Mark
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by David Carter
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Thames Traditional Boat Festival
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: Thames Traditional Boat Festival

Here is a link to details of the Festival, including a site map:
(http://www.tradboatfestival.com/#!where-to-find-us/cn7c)
by David Carter
Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Thames Traditional Boat Festival
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Thames Traditional Boat Festival

The TTBF is being held this weekend at Henley on Thames. CFVA (London Branch) will be exhibiting there. There will be many boats of interest on display, including MTB 102 and various Dunkirk veterans. Please come and join Peter Bickmore and myself and enjoy the Festival.
by David Carter
Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Captain Peter Dickens
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Captain Peter Dickens

A memorial to Captain Dickens has been installed at his parish church, St Michael and All Angels Church, Withyham, TN7 4BA. There will be a short ceremony of dedication this coming Sunday 3rd July, at 12 noon following the 11 am morning service. The Church and Parish Council would be delighted if an...
by David Carter
Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 269
Replies: 17
Views: 5733

Re: ML 269

Ben Welcome to our website. There are some photos of ML 269 posted February 2013 - follow this thread backwards. David
by David Carter
Thu May 05, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: London Branch Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 361

London Branch Meeting

The next meeting of the London Branch CFVA will be on HMS Belfast on Sunday 15 May at 11.00 hours. Membership is open to veterans and their families, and to those who are interested in the work of the Association. We look forward to seeing you there.

Secretary

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