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by MTB490HGB
Mon May 12, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 490
Replies: 10
Views: 3424

Re: MTB 490

I met up with Randy Langford who served on MTB 490 this weekend. He is amazingly spritely and would love to see any old photos etc. Despite the record showing my father was the commanding officer I suspect there has been an error and elsewhere in the record there is mention of him commanding MTB 489...
by MTB490HGB
Mon May 12, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: SGB 6 Grey Shark
Replies: 14
Views: 4978

Re: SGB 6 Grey Shark

Sorry so as to be the previously attached photo is of Herbert Gaskell or Sandy Bown on the LHS. The other individual is unknown
by MTB490HGB
Mon May 12, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: SGB 6 Grey Shark
Replies: 14
Views: 4978

Re: SGB 6 Grey Shark

Hello Anne Hardie & Jwar, My father TLtHerbert Gaskell Bown RNVR First Lieutenant SGB 6 1/42 Commanding Officer MTB 489 25/1/44 – 7/45 Born in Barton Upon Irwell district, Lancashire 5/1/16 and died in Mid Warwickshire 8/98 is very likely in that photo. I would really appreciate seeing that photo - ...
by MTB490HGB
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 490
Replies: 10
Views: 3424

Re: MTB 490

Thx, I had tracked those down but Do we know what 'sunshine's' fathers name was i.e so the rest of the crew?

Thx Chris
by MTB490HGB
Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 490
Replies: 10
Views: 3424

Re: MTB 490

Hello Sunshine, I have only just twigged about info on the Internet; I believe my father was the Commander of MTB 490, 'Sandy Bown' unfortunately he died some years ago but would be interesting to find out any information etc. I do have a photo of him with another officer but I believe it may have b...

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