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by half12
Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: General Organisation
Topic: White Ensign ...
Replies: 6
Views: 3574

Re: White Ensign ...

Hello, After some research, most of identified ensigns attributed to MTB/MGBs I have found have a 3 breadths width ... and here is the answer from the Royal Navy National Museum : "... Only the Royal Navy still measure flags in breadths. 3 breadths is, I believe, the smallest flag manufactured, whic...
by half12
Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: General Organisation
Topic: White Ensign ...
Replies: 6
Views: 3574

Re: White Ensign ...

Hello,

Many thanks for this wonderful ensign from MTB 632 ...

... but the "1937 edition of Manual of Seamanship" is not compatible with my french brain ...
I will have read it again slowly to undertand ...!

Best regards .. Herve
by half12
Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: General Organisation
Topic: White Ensign ...
Replies: 6
Views: 3574

Re: White Ensign ...

Hello,

... No idea about the White Ensign size ??

Best regards .. Herve
by half12
Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: General Organisation
Topic: White Ensign ...
Replies: 6
Views: 3574

White Ensign ...

Hello,

Could you please tell me what size was the White Ensign used on MTBs and MGBs ?

Best regards .. Herve
by half12
Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 763 & 770 ... action 23 Feb, 1945
Replies: 5
Views: 3707

Re: MTB 763 & 770 ... action 23 Feb, 1945

Hello, Many thanks for the documents from H D Marquis archives. Pictures of MTB and crew, exactly what I was looking for ... Is it possible to find something similar for MTB 763 ? The plaque is a very interesting piece of memorabilia... please find her "sister" for MTB 763. http://i35.servimg.com/u/...
by half12
Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 763 & 770 ... action 23 Feb, 1945
Replies: 5
Views: 3707

MTB 763 & 770 ... action 23 Feb, 1945

Hello,

23 Feb, 1945 : Free French Ship "La Combattante" hit a German mine in the North sea, and sunk.
Most of the crew was rescued by MTB 763 & MTB 770.

see : http://hmscavalier.org.uk/L19/

I am looking for informations and pictures of these MTBs ...

Best regards .. Herve
by half12
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: HM MTB 90 ... adoption plaque.
Replies: 2
Views: 2633

Re: HM MTB 90 ... adoption plaque.

Hello,

Good idea to create this thread ... there is lot to search about these adoptions and the warship weeks.

Best regards .. Herve
by half12
Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: HM MTB 90 ... adoption plaque.
Replies: 2
Views: 2633

HM MTB 90 ... adoption plaque.

Hello, I don't know if it is the good place for this post ... Here is a picture of the plaque given to Elstree, Borehamwood Shenley & Ridge to commemorate the adoption of MTB 90 after the 1942 Warship Week ... "£28,500 Aim - £72,000 Result" http://i35.servimg.com/u/f35/11/22/13/32/1942_m10.jpg Best ...
by half12
Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Peter Douglas BARLOW, DSC ... MGB 659
Replies: 5
Views: 3356

Re: Peter Douglas BARLOW, DSC ... MGB 659

Hello, @Peter : thanks for your message. I have enjoyed reading "Dog boats at war". I should be very happy to get more informations about the action "... raids with French commandos in the Tyrrhenian Sea 1943" where Peter Barlow won the French croix de guerre ... certainly a relation with Corsica li...
by half12
Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Peter Douglas BARLOW, DSC ... MGB 659
Replies: 5
Views: 3356

Re: Peter Douglas BARLOW, DSC ... MGB 659

Hello Brian,

Thanks for these informations. Do you know where I could have a chance to find pictures of MGB 659 and a portrait of Mr Barlow ?

Best regards .. Herve
by half12
Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Peter Douglas BARLOW, DSC ... MGB 659
Replies: 5
Views: 3356

Peter Douglas BARLOW, DSC ... MGB 659

Hello,

I am looking for informations about Lt P.D. Barlow DSC RNVR, CO MGB 659 in 1944 :
Service records, portrait ...

Best regards .. Herve
by half12
Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Free French 23rd MTB flotilla
Replies: 1
Views: 2203

Free French 23rd MTB flotilla

Hello,

I am happy to share with you the badge made in England during WW2 for the Free French "23e Flotille MTB" :
MTBs 90, 91, 92, 94, 96, 98, 239 & 277.
Image

Best regards .. Herve
by half12
Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: John Henry Richardson DSM, D/SSX22234
Replies: 0
Views: 2514

John Henry Richardson DSM, D/SSX22234

Hello, Thanks to welcome me on your forum. I am a french collector of military/historical souvenirs ... Very interested in ww2 coastal forces opérations. I am looking for informations about : APO John Henry Richardson D/SSX22234, MTB 629, DSM january 1st, 1944 : portrait, service records, medals ent...

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