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by chine
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 76
Views: 26612

Re: MGB 658

Just uploaded proper scan of photo....
MGB 658 - Offical Crew photo Malta 1945.jpg
by chine
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 76
Views: 26612

Re: MGB 658

Hello Chine, It's a great photo you have of the crew of MGB 658. I haven't seen this one before - and of course, sadly dad is no longer with us ( passed 29th May this year and I miss him so much), so I cannot help you much with identifying other crew. I think my father is top row, second from the l...
by chine
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 76
Views: 26612

Re: MGB 658

Hi all,

I was sent this photo. Anyone else seen it? or have a better copy? It would be good to get all the crew names in there.
MGB 658 Crew photo.jpeg
My grandfather Kenneth Oliver Hine is in the middle row, dead centre. March 1945 Malta.
by chine
Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:11 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 76
Views: 26612

Re: MGB 658

Mark Burrows - if you ever pop back (maybe next ANZAC day?), I recommend reading 'Gunboat 658'. Your grandfather is mentioned a few times!
by chine
Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 76
Views: 26612

Re: MGB 658

Hi Peter
That makes total sense... passed for transmission through the post! The ol' war time censorships and sensitivities...

He must have sent it to his girl friend at the time (Later his wife).

That must have been a bit of work checking everyones mail like that, amongst other things...
by chine
Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 76
Views: 26612

Re: MGB 658

Hi all again, As a late addition / question - not sure how I missed this. The original MGB 658 picture that I posted has this written on the back. The writing at the bottom left, does anyone know what it means exactly? Thanks! 'Passed for ....... through the .... l c Reynolds....' ? MGB 658 photo Re...
by chine
Mon May 02, 2016 2:35 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 76
Views: 26612

Re: MGB 658

Hi Mark Burrows

How interesting! Love hearing stories like that... Do you have anything from your late father of interest? Diaries or maybe some photos he took (or of him etc?)

That would be great!
Chris
by chine
Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:16 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 76
Views: 26612

Re: MGB 658

Thanks for the info Admin... That's all great stuff.

Oh, and Gail - looking forward to more photos/info/stories!
by chine
Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:56 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 76
Views: 26612

Re: MGB 658

Thanks Gail for the extra pieces of info...

I haven't done much research into war medals (yet!), but these are the medals my Grandfather received. Are these typical of a RN service?
KOH - WW2 Medals.jpg
by chine
Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 76
Views: 26612

Re: MGB 658

Here is also a cutting from Stanley/Gail regarding surrendering ships
30 Ships Surrendered to MTB (Cutting) 068.jpg
by chine
Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 76
Views: 26612

Re: MGB 658

Hi Peter That's great information. Thank you. Here are a couple more MGB 658 photos from Stanley Campion, via Gail: (MGB 658 alongside fuelling barge, CRETE at Bastia) MGB 658 - Photos 10.jpg and (MGB 658 on patrol from VIS September 1944) MGB 658 - Photos 13.jpg and (MGB 658 alongside quay at VIS S...
by chine
Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 76
Views: 26612

Re: MGB 658

Admin - that's a great post.
by chine
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 76
Views: 26612

Re: MGB 658

Gail - you are welcome. It was a long shot that paid off. Glad you are here sharing info and helping me to discover even more about those times and my grandfather. Thanks for the great crew photo which I reduced in size. All credit to Gail and Stanley for this photo. Higher Res/Better quality is no ...
by chine
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 76
Views: 26612

Re: MGB 658

Thanks Admin - that's great. Two CO's of the MGB 658!

Anyone know where you can get official war time MGB log books? or is it more hit-and-miss, some survived, some didn't etc?

Thanks
by chine
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:29 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 76
Views: 26612

Re: MGB 658

Thanks Jonco - reading further I've come to realize 13-4 means 13-14 - so all good! Peter - That's what its all about! Generating interest and digging stuff up! Thanks for that Log book entry. I'm sure the questions been asked, Is there somewhere where all these log books are stored!?! It would be g...
by chine
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:35 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 76
Views: 26612

Re: MGB 658

Thanks Jonco I did come across some of your other pieces of info re: MTB 670. I've done a full search and sort of have an idea of quite a lot of MGB 658's movements and operations, so thanks for the pointer. This might be a silly question, but the date you show here: 12-3/4/45 What does the 12-3 par...
by chine
Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 76
Views: 26612

Re: MGB 658

Thanks David - they are good photos - yes, the photos in Corsica are apparently 1 June 1944 (http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205156155) so that was before Corsica was blitzed?

Admin - thanks. Got it.
by chine
Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 76
Views: 26612

Re: MGB 658

Hi guys Thanks for getting back to me with all the extra info. It's fantastic to get more details as to what was what - photos, service record etc. It really has helped fill in some gaps. Peter - the two photos at the bottom were taken in Corsica, France June 1, 1944. You are right about no radar un...
by chine
Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:13 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 76
Views: 26612

Re: MGB 658

Hi again, Well the Royal Navy got back to me today. Not a great deal of info obtained on my grandfather, they did send me what I think is a copy of Central Record Card, attached below. I guess I was expecting to see MGB 658 listed - but there appears to be a lot of names here. Anyone able to help me...
by chine
Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 76
Views: 26612

Re: MGB 658

Some more photos: (feel free to comment on these) Up close, weaponry? MGB 658 #3.jpg Is this in combat? Ships don't normally come at another ship perpendicular like this do they? MGB 658 #1.jpg Enemy ship sighted? MGB 658 #5.jpg My grandfather - can you get an idea of his role/rank by what he is wea...
by chine
Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 76
Views: 26612

Re: MGB 658

Hi all, Thanks for the replies. Peter: Thanks for the reply. Amazing - you served around that time? If only my grandfather had not died at age 59 - he could have first-hand told me a lot (I was 4 when he died). So, I'm glad you can recall and provide some details, facts etc as to what it was like / ...
by chine
Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 76
Views: 26612

MGB 658

Hi all, I'm new to all this. Recently found some photos of my grandfather (Kenneth Oliver Hine) and knew he served in the RN during WW2. That's about all I knew until I looked closely at photo of the ship he served on. MGB 658 I don't have a great deal of info on those sorts of boats other than a fe...

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