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by David Carter
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: MGB 647 - Dicky Bird
Replies: 7
Views: 2824

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: 783

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: 3369

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: 1437

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: 3369

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: 960

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: 786

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: 8185

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: 8185

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: 1111

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: 8185

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: 14347

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: 836

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: 1926

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: 9
Views: 3369

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...

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