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by greenhouse
Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 309
Replies: 13
Views: 10710

Re: MTB 309

Hi AARON, I was in Malta & my name is Ron Matthews but I have had my pulse checked & I am still alive. It must be a real coincidence but I did not meet anyone with the same name otherwise I may have been able to blame him for all sorts of things! I am having problems logging on to this site but if y...
by greenhouse
Mon May 27, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Actions & Operations
Topic: Ostend Disaster
Replies: 9
Views: 6638

Re: Ostend Disaster

I was the Petty Officer Motor Mechanic on board MTB 771 when this disaster occurred. I had let all the engine room personnel go on a trip to Bruges. At about 2pm, I went into the engine room & was making a cigarette lighter at the vice when the explosions occurred. I put my head through the hatch & ...
by greenhouse
Mon May 27, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 309
Replies: 13
Views: 10710

Re: MTB 309

Hi Howard, Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you. Yes, I joined the 10th Flotilla in Algiers on my 18th birthday, May 16 1943. ( 20 RN age) I was on most of the Boats in the Flotilla & Lt. Wilkinson was the Engineer Officer. If you wish to email me, my address is: [sent in pm] I have written...
by greenhouse
Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 309
Replies: 13
Views: 10710

Re: MTB 309

I served on all the boats which was the 10th Flotila including MTB 309 from Algiers to Dhodeconese Islands as Petty Officer Motor Mechanic. I was the PO MM who went on any boat in the Flotila if the Mechanic was indisposed for any reason. Most of my time was on MTB/PT Boat 315. Yes we were busy at t...

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