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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: 1726

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: 63
Views: 6393

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: 63
Views: 6393

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: 63
Views: 6393

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: 63
Views: 6393

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: 900

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: 4843

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: 14908

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: 15
Views: 11154

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: 3003

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: 1877

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: 5140

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: 14908

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: 14908

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: 14908

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...

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