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by jonco
Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 756 & MTB 751
Replies: 17
Views: 11162

Re: MTB 756 & MTB 751

My father was Joseph Pellington who served on 751, I know very little about what he got up as he died when I was a child. I have a citation about his MID and a white ensign that my uncles told me came off his ship?! I am pretty sure he served on two MTB's - if anyone can fill in some blanks I would...
by jonco
Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 79
Views: 47530

Re: MGB 658

The three boats and their officers would have been: MTB 634 (S.O. Lt.Cdr. T. Bligh DSO, DSC) MTB 651 (Lt. W.E.A. Blount DSC) MTB 670 (Lt. E. Hewitt, DSC) Thanks for that confirmation Admin. My father was a telegraphist on MTB 670 at the time.These photos were in his album Patrol type German `E' boa...
by jonco
Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 79
Views: 47530

Re: MGB 658

Here is also a cutting from Stanley/Gail regarding surrendering ships
30 Ships Surrendered to MTB (Cutting) 068.jpg
Do we know the numbers of the 3 MTB's referred to in this action? Apologies if I've missed it in previous text.
by jonco
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 79
Views: 47530

Re: MGB 658

Hello Chine,

Oops ! I hadn't noticed that - the text is an extract from the information @Brian Holmes kindly provided in the thread viewtopic.php?f=1&t=259&p=852&hilit=Sub ... ating#p852.

I'm sure he will clarify if he spots this.

Regards

Colin
by jonco
Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 79
Views: 47530

Re: MGB 658

Hello Chine, Very interesting photos. My late father was a telegraphist on MTB 670 at about the time your grandfather was on MGB 658. The following is an extract from information I was given in another thread and seems to tie in with one of the actions admin referred to previously. I have posted a f...
by jonco
Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: John Bevis Brealey TJX 192316
Replies: 2
Views: 5220

Re: John Bevis Brealey TJX 192316

Somebody more experienced in these matters will no doubt comment shortly but Beehive and Victory were shore bases. You really need to get hold of service record - this link may be of interest. http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20140805133045/http://www.veterans-uk.info/service_records/royal_...
by jonco
Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB HMS Beehive
Replies: 13
Views: 14094

Re: MTB HMS Beehive

.........both my father and I would like to know more about him, as he died before my father was born. You may find his service record has some useful information. If you follow this link http://www.veterans-uk.info/service_records/royal_navy.html it shows you procedure/requirements. It does take a...
by jonco
Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 670
Replies: 51
Views: 29488

Re: MTB 670

Hello Cam, I confess I have not looked at this for sometime as I could not find any further information. I have even had to read back through the post to refresh my memory. I don't recall finding an actual report of the action only the reference to the citation. I will keep looking in my records. Yo...
by jonco
Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 647
Replies: 22
Views: 26263

Re: MGB 647

Peter - Good photo - I have sent you a personal message with a question.
by jonco
Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 560
Replies: 5
Views: 6798

Re: ML 560

Welcome - start posting those photos I'm sure they will attract a lot of attention. My father was on ML563 - close but not enough. The following appears in the database Fairmile Motor Launch (B ML) Length: 112' Builder's Yard: L Cardnel, Maylandsea, Essex Completion Date: 20th October 1942 Loss or D...
by jonco
Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: My Grandfather Gilbert Richardson
Replies: 2
Views: 4165

Re: My Grandfather Gilbert Richardson

Hello, If he was Royal Navy you could try to get his service record but you would need a bit more information as in NI number and service number. Was there any documentation with the medal which may give a number. This link would help you along that route : http://www.veterans-uk.info/service_record...
by jonco
Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: SGB 6 Grey Shark
Replies: 14
Views: 12395

Re: SGB 6 Grey Shark

This link should set you on the right route to your dad's record but there are other routes. Note: it takes a few weeks and they will only release to next of kin- it's all in the text.

http://www.veterans-uk.info/service_rec ... _navy.html
by jonco
Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 670
Replies: 51
Views: 29488

Re: MTB 670

David - glad your mum is still helping you out after all the years - that's what they do!
by jonco
Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 670
Replies: 51
Views: 29488

Re: MTB 670

Hi Terry, Welcome aboard as they say. Thanks for info - hope the photo I posted is a good likenesss of your dad. I am going to re-check the album (my mother has it at the moment) I vaguely recall the caption said `Lofty Turner on 6 pounder' which ties in with his role. I think @Croatian Navy has don...
by jonco
Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 670
Replies: 51
Views: 29488

Re: MTB 670

Hi Darren, Good to hear from you. I had rather given up on finding any further information. My dad died 10 years ago (aged 79) and it was only afterwards that I became aware of his photo album. I have posted a number of those photos on this forum and they included the one of 'Lofty' Turner which had...
by jonco
Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: MLs 122 and 563
Replies: 8
Views: 7154

Re: MLs 122 and 563

Does anybody know which flotilla(s) ML 563 was allocated to prior to her loss in Aug 1944. I can't find them anywhere?
by jonco
Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: MLs 122 and 563
Replies: 8
Views: 7154

Re: MLs 122 and 563

Photo of Bill Jones (right) and Ken Hughes on ML563 (?) posted for benefit of BigB
Bonafacio Straits - self and Hughie with fish brought to surface by exploding mine.jpg
by jonco
Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: Roger's Little Ships
Replies: 7
Views: 7448

Re: Roger's Little Ships

Well done Roger - impressive. My father was also an RT on ML563 in the Med until she was lost in Aug 44.
by jonco
Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: MGB 646 Robert Alan Forbes
Replies: 6
Views: 6734

Re: MGB 646 Robert Alan Forbes

If you look in the Motor Gun Boat section under MGB 647 - there is a photo of 646.
by jonco
Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 634, MTB 624, MGB 662
Replies: 4
Views: 7246

Re: MTB 634, MTB 624, MGB 662

There are references to MTB 634 and MGB 662 in previous posts which may be of interest. Just enter numbers in search to find them. Good luck
by jonco
Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Forum & Web Site Feedback
Topic: A big thank you!
Replies: 2
Views: 4003

Re: A big thank you!

Well done - well said - you are most welcome.
by jonco
Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 670
Replies: 51
Views: 29488

Re: MTB 670

Another distant picture of MTB 670 and another crew member - exact dates again unknown but between Oct 44 and July 45.
Manfredonia - fishing vessel with MTB 670 in background.jpg
Alf Cook - MTB 670.jpg
by jonco
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 670
Replies: 51
Views: 29488

Re: MTB 670

Re CDSC123 comment
According to the following link

http://www.rjerrard.co.uk/royalnavy/his ... p2009.html

there is photo of FPB 5020 on page 254 of Dog Boats at War - does anybody have a copy for comparison?
by jonco
Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 670
Replies: 51
Views: 29488

Re: MTB 670

Further to Admins comments - do we have a time slot for this photo. I believe that my photos were taken between Oct `44 and July `45 - these being the dates written on my father's medal record. As I stated initially his actual service record did not record him on MTB 670 but on ML563 until July 45 b...
by jonco
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 670
Replies: 51
Views: 29488

Re: MTB 670

Thanks Admin - I received a very similar account on another forum - the author believed they were destined to be become customs vessels.
by jonco
Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTBs 634, 637, 638 and 667
Replies: 17
Views: 13337

Re: MTBs 634, 637, 638 and 667

Hello Croatian Navy, Have a look at this site if you have not already: http://www.unithistories.com/units_index/default.asp?file=../officers/personsx.html There is certainly a photo of Dennis Herbert Lummis there. You may find some others - I do not have time at the moment but will try to look later...
by jonco
Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 670
Replies: 51
Views: 29488

Re: MTB 670

Hello Petro,

Have you seen the photo's I posted under MGB 647 in the MGB section. The captions in my father's album did say they were taken 'off Greece' but I do not know when or where?

Regards

Colin (jonco)
by jonco
Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 670
Replies: 51
Views: 29488

Re: MTB 670

@croatian navy

Apologies and thank you for the information. Initially when I did not know where Zara was I did a search on Google Earth and the only location that came up was on the Italian coast south of Ancona. I assumed this was correct - stupid mistake sorry.

colin
(jonco)
by jonco
Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 30
Replies: 11
Views: 9356

Re: MTB 30

Hi Sue,
Have a look at this for starters.
http://www.grahamtall.co.uk/wgs1955/War ... fficer.htm

More may follow

Regards
by jonco
Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 670
Replies: 51
Views: 29488

Re: MTB 670

@croatian navy - Yes I realise this but I have not been able to tie this in to his timeline on 670 - if you have info please advise. His photos seem to be Italian based i.e Naples, Ancona, La Maddelena, Zara etc. There is one photo ( not very good) with the caption ` on patrol - Yugoslavian PT's fol...

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