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by johnk
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: HDML 1321
Replies: 5
Views: 2972

Re: HDML 1321

Hi again, Just logged onto the funding page, as per can not donate from UK, but have dropped an e-mail to Westside as per the site, little I know of impact from some guy in the UK but...was of course respectful and polite! but extraordinary....suggestion they would blow it up to remove her! glad to ...
by johnk
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: HDML 1321
Replies: 5
Views: 2972

Re: HDML 1321

Hi Roger,

No problem at all, most kind, again trust and hope she can be salvaged and saved, all the best.

Johnk
by johnk
Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: HDML 1321
Replies: 5
Views: 2972

Re: HDML 1321

Hi there, Spotted your post on the main BMPT site, but saw your go fund me page via the "live" link here on RN-CFV....clearly as mentioned, donation from UK not possible...., have shared on Facebook for what it is worth, a great shame, sure we all wish you well and hope you get the support to recove...
by johnk
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 324
Replies: 18
Views: 15191

Re: MGB 324

Hi there,
Just spotted this piece, very interesting as you say re the costs, but of course post war, wooden boats were not wanted, the US destroyed many boats in theatre rather than run them back, story heard from an old friend, of planes just pushed of carrier decks into the sea.....

Johnk
by johnk
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: HMS Brave Swordsman
Replies: 3
Views: 2875

Re: HMS Brave Swordsman

Hello there,

Just hand to say thanks for posting this, only word is magnificent, the skills of the model maker such as this gentleman are fantastic, the detail of the gun for a start.. well deserved awards for sure.

Johnk
by johnk
Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: An interesting development?
Replies: 10
Views: 3640

Re: An interesting development?

Hi Again,

Sorry, still stands for Steve but of course...my thanks also directed to Pioneer! much appreciated,

Johnk
by johnk
Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: An interesting development?
Replies: 10
Views: 3640

Re: An interesting development?

Hi Steve, Many thanks your kind response there...yes clicked on the NHS link there and indeed, at Chester for full? restoration...which is great news, so seems? like it has been passed on by the Childs fleet as you say...full respect regardless for saving to start with, but as we see, trying to rest...
by johnk
Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: An interesting development?
Replies: 10
Views: 3640

Re: An interesting development?

Hello, Yes indeed it is, some interesting vessels not heard of, curious that MASB 27 is listed near Chester....I THOUGHT she was with the Childs at Watchet....with MTB 219...nothing heard of late ex Military Boats, did drop a line but...any how, as yo say, for those interested in surviving CF vessel...
by johnk
Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Coastal Forces Centenary
Replies: 2
Views: 1867

Re: Coastal Forces Centenary

Hello there, Yes, some footage on the www.bbc.co.uk Hampshire and IOW tab, and on Facebook, ah I did plan to go but working on things for Paddle Steamer Medway Queen...pity MTB 102 could not make it then....but running these old craft is not guaranteed of course, and by volunteers...long trip! but g...
by johnk
Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 253
Replies: 13
Views: 3883

Re: ML 253 and CFV magazine

Hi there, Ah, now there is a shot...I remember a few years ago some chaps trying to save one of these for preservation....did not work out of course, gave a few pennies to try and help, at least an effort but..had the latest London branch newsletter yesterday, great edition and great to see in colou...
by johnk
Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 208
Replies: 9
Views: 6288

Re: MTB 208

Hi there, Just spotted this last, pity I am working that day but what a great offer, be great if possible to see some pics of her...I have made contact before here, was at the traditional boat festival but missed CFV stand as you were there on Sunday?, I also think I am due to pay my subs, but have ...
by johnk
Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Thames Traditional Boat Festival
Replies: 4
Views: 2521

Re: Thames Traditional Boat Festival

Hi there, Went to the above on Saturday, believe the CFV was there Sunday? sorry to have had to miss you...had a fantastic day, went aboard MTB102 and was invited for the sail past that afternoon, which was great and most unexpected! also went aboard and met Bob Morely and son Leon onboard coastal m...
by johnk
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Two Old Ladies Meet Again
Replies: 1
Views: 1909

Re: Two Old Ladies Meet Again

Hi there,

Many thanks for this great picture! yes a few years apart but such changes, 1937 to..1942......, great piece on the Canada day, what a fantastic colour photo.....at the top of the page...

Johnk
by johnk
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: Medusa 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 3609

Re: Medusa 2016

Hello there,

Great to see this and Medusa moored in the basin, fantastic.

Johnk
by johnk
Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Forum & Web Site Feedback
Topic: London Branch Newsletters
Replies: 2
Views: 2221

Re: London Branch Newsletters

Hello there, Just had a read through on line of this latest, fascinating write up on the Vosper MTBs there, and great to see news of the SCC unit, great to see the cadets supporting the unit at the ASDA event, and the career program for the future...um, I have contacted via the site, need a postal a...
by johnk
Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: Medusa 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 3609

Re: Medusa 2016

Hi there, Many thanks for these great shots of her at Saxon wharf, I am delighted to hear you are going to be part of the new Dunkirk film, sadly we have heard nothing at the Paddle Steamer Medway Queen, albeit of course we are static, and our friends with Steam Tug Challenge are not going...but sor...
by johnk
Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: St Patricks Day 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1996

Re: St Patricks Day 2016

Hello, Just to say many thanks for the recent historic dates updates, the St Nazaire raid, very interesting story re St Patricks day, and the D-boat poem and great picture of the craft at VE day, what a sight...see that CMB9 is hoping to get underway again this year, RML 497 in safe hands at Portsmo...
by johnk
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: RML 497
Replies: 2
Views: 2187

Re: RML 497

Hello there,

Many thanks for these great pictures, I am so glad to see her in her new home, well done to the team, one day I hope to see her up close, bit nearer to me now that further as before, along the south coast!, all the best.


Johnk
by johnk
Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Subscriptions
Replies: 5
Views: 2299

Re: Subscriptions

Hello David,

Ah, that's good, many thanks,

Johnk
by johnk
Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 69-73, 100-106
Replies: 2
Views: 2458

Re: MGB 69-73, 100-106

Hello there, Whilst of course sad re the prompting of this work, great to read that it will continue, I had not heard re this Finnish connection with PT boats, our friends in the states just completing work to PT 305, I have worked with Finns over the years, and their wartime actions....well most in...
by johnk
Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Subscriptions
Replies: 5
Views: 2299

Re: Subscriptions

Hello there,

No problem, on its way, only wish it could be more.

Johnk
by johnk
Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Subscriptions
Replies: 5
Views: 2299

Re: Subscriptions

Hello there,

Spotted this and will forward as requested my pennies, hope others do respond, such a great resource about CF and the veterans of course, needs support, some great shots and stories of the men and craft, all the best.

Johnk
by johnk
Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Actions & Operations
Topic: Ostend Disaster
Replies: 9
Views: 7179

Re: Ostend Disaster

Hello,

Yes, today we again mark the disaster at Ostend, on the memorial page of course we see all those ships company members who where lost, least we forget.

Johnk
by johnk
Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: PT Boat - Mediterranean
Replies: 1
Views: 1344

Re: PT Boat - Mediterranean

Hi there,

Yes, they are almost done, if you see the main BMPT page, tab on the left "What's New" the groups newsletter is on there....a great effort, matched of course by ours here, list of preserved boats of course on the this sites home page.

Johnk
by johnk
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 76
Views: 26588

Re: MGB 658

Hello there, Just caught up with this latest, what fantastic photos, noticed asking if I served, have to state that I did not, closet which it is not, was the SCC and RNXS, my grandfather was a junior midshipman at Darmouth before the war and through to minesweepers at the end, and his brother was u...
by johnk
Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: HMS President
Replies: 1
Views: 1314

Re: HMS President

Hi again, Yes just seen this posted on face book, very interesting, colleagues from the Medway Queen society went aboard her sister HMS Chrysanthemum, thank goodness for a dictionary here, when she was broken on the Medway! sure hope not same fate for President of course, we salvaged some parts, doo...
by johnk
Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 76
Views: 26588

Re: MGB 658

Hello, Just seen this latest post, sure must be the same, my only "connection" apart from arm chair interest, was that I bought the book on MGB 658 from a great bookshop in Greenwich twenty more years ago, whilst being a ships agent in the area, quite something, from junior officer at 19 to CO at 21...
by johnk
Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Forum & Web Site Feedback
Topic: Chrstimas greetings
Replies: 2
Views: 1996

Re: Chrstimas greetings

Many thanks and all the best,

Johnk
by johnk
Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Forum & Web Site Feedback
Topic: Chrstimas greetings
Replies: 2
Views: 1996

Chrstimas greetings

Hello there,

Just wanted to wish all on this forum best wishes if I may, for Christmas and the new year, all the best,

Johnk
by johnk
Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Forum & Web Site Feedback
Topic: Web Site
Replies: 6
Views: 3994

Re: Web Site

Hi there,

Very many thanks, ah Le Havre base, and using depth charges to clear mines using D boats! never heard of that before, but guess a post war or just method, before reserved for destroying the U-boats out of those very pens....thanks again,

Johnk

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