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by vict.salt
Mon May 12, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: General Organisation
Topic: Information on Melampus sought
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Views: 2391

Re: Information on Melampus sought

Admin, Thanks for your information. I have since found and read some letters from my father to my mother whilst he was stationed at Melampus. Obviously there was very little operational information contained in the letters but it I can say that it was definitely shore based at Bathurst (now Banjul)....
by vict.salt
Mon May 12, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: General Organisation
Topic: Museum
Replies: 1
Views: 2017

Museum

Is there a Coastal Forces museum at Portsmouth? I will be going there soon and thought a visit could be interesting.
Thanks
by vict.salt
Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: Actions & Operations
Topic: MTB 2016 trip after WW2
Replies: 1
Views: 2071

MTB 2016 trip after WW2

In the process of making some sense of my father's service which, of course, didn't give too much away. I am now reading through a load of letters he sent my mother mainly from his draft at HMS Melampus, Gambia. Again very little to go on there but at the end of the war when security was not so tigh...
by vict.salt
Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Actions & Operations
Topic: Any information on Operation Biting?
Replies: 1
Views: 2139

Any information on Operation Biting?

Op. Biting seems to be a slightly 'lost' operation for information. There is plenty referring to Op. Jubilee but as Biting was , I think, the first joint operation with Navy, Air Force, Paras and Commandos, and successful at that, I am surprised it seems to have been rather overlooked. I am, of cour...
by vict.salt
Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: General Organisation
Topic: Information on Melampus sought
Replies: 2
Views: 2391

Information on Melampus sought

I have been trying to find information on HMS Melampus anywhere on the internet but it is sparse. I have found mention of the base and Bathurst on this site but again virtually no real information (not a complaint!) As this has been written.... Though a Royal Navy base at Bathurst, HMS Melampus, was...

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