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by Halfordresearch
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 415
Replies: 11
Views: 8182

Re: MTB 415

To all I have just seen reference to MGB 81 (PNBPT) taking part in the 70th D Day commemoration this year. The PMBT website has a description of MGB 81 and states that she was one of the lead boats on the approaches to Sword Beach. As MTB 414, she would have been part of the 1st MTB Flotilla. Does t...
by Halfordresearch
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 415
Replies: 11
Views: 8182

Re: MTB 415

Admin
Many thanks for your reply. I still have much reading to do to get a fuller picture of CF Ops during the war. I had seen reference to the Hichens book but a recommendation I can trust goes a long way. I will try to obtain a copy.
Rolf Hippman
by Halfordresearch
Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 415
Replies: 11
Views: 8182

Re: MTB 415

To all Having just read Leonard C Reynolds 'Home Waters MTBs and MGBs At War 1939 -1945' I have a question that someone might be able to answer. I realise that I am still in the early stages of reading in this area (and will continue to do so) and am particularly focussed on my father-in-law's caree...
by Halfordresearch
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: Books & Magazines
Topic: Allied Coastal Forces of WWII: Volume 1
Replies: 6
Views: 6188

Re: Allied Coastal Forces of WWII: Volume 1

Thanks Pioneer, it helps. Shame about Vol 3 though.
Rolf
by Halfordresearch
Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Books & Magazines
Topic: Allied Coastal Forces of WWII: Volume 1
Replies: 6
Views: 6188

Re: Allied Coastal Forces of WWII: Volume 1

All Ref Volumes 1 and 2, you may already have discovered this on the internet but these volumes are very, very expensive in Canada, where I live, and nearly so in the UK but second hand copies are available from the US at reasonable prices. It's definitely worth shopping around. Even if the shipping...
by Halfordresearch
Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 415
Replies: 11
Views: 8182

Re: MTB 415

Pioneer
Is there any merit in my joining the British Military Powerboat Team forum?
Rolf Hippman
by Halfordresearch
Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 415
Replies: 11
Views: 8182

Re: MTB 415

Pioneer Very many thanks for your reply. I'll try to get a hold of the book you suggest. Thanks for clearing up the transitory lifestyle of the 1st MTB Flotilla. having reviewed Mick Halford's service record and comparing it to book and internet data, it didn't gel. Posted (sorry drafted - I'm air f...
by Halfordresearch
Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Books & Magazines
Topic: Allied Coastal Forces of WWII: Volume 1
Replies: 6
Views: 6188

Re: Allied Coastal Forces of WWII: Volume 1

Pioneer Many thanks for your reply. I thought I was missing something. For the little I have been exposed to in my research (so far) volume 3 would, indeed, be very valuable. It seems Vospers and Fairemile boats are very decently covered in literature and on the internet but BPBs not so much. Rolf H...
by Halfordresearch
Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 415
Replies: 11
Views: 8182

MTB 415

I have just joined this forum as I am impressed by the corporate knowledge of its members. I am researching my father-in-law's naval career, during which he served on MGB 609 but mainly on MGB 77 and MTB 415. My research so far has raised a few questions that I'd like to put to you all. First off, m...
by Halfordresearch
Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Books & Magazines
Topic: Allied Coastal Forces of WWII: Volume 1
Replies: 6
Views: 6188

Re: Allied Coastal Forces of WWII: Volume 1

Not exactly volume 1 but does anyone have news on volume 3 ? I am researching British Power Boats and volume 3 would be ideal. However, having scoured the internet I haven't found any reference to this volume except to say that it was started in 2002 and would've taken 12 to 18 months to complete fo...

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