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by Stuart
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Sidney Davis
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: Sidney Davis

Hi Madrob - There is a Davis in a photo of my dad's HDML crew possibly in Ceylon. Don't know what No this boat is. Thread under Motor Launches........ 'ML 916 .... a long shot!' think its 4th page. Could be any Davis though there's no Christian name! Cheers Stu.
by Stuart
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: A Long shot - ML 916 and ...?
Replies: 88
Views: 4968

Re: A Long shot - ML 916 and ...?

Hi Sarah - Read your post with interest. Pam and I and our families can understand your amazement and emotion at reading these accounts. I feel there is a good story here that should be told. There seem to have been six bodies recovered and identified from ML 916 your uncle being one. I suppose they...
by Stuart
Mon May 08, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Forum & Web Site Feedback
Topic: Web Site main pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Re: Web Site main pictures

Hi again - Far from being 'unknown' I now see Brian Mullen was the official Commando War Artist! Very strong drawing and a tragic loss.
by Stuart
Mon May 08, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Forum & Web Site Feedback
Topic: Web Site main pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Re: Web Site main pictures

Lovely picture Peter - I especially like the way Harold Garland handles the sky! In the family we have two paintings by Brian Mullen (possibly Commando) who unfortunately never survived the Normandy landings - I wonder if anyone has heard of this artist but I suspect he is another 'unknown'. Will tr...
by Stuart
Fri May 05, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Forum & Web Site Feedback
Topic: Web Site main pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Web Site main pictures

Good Morning Admin - I would just like to say how much I enjoy the pictures you put up on the heading of the website. A lovely painting celebrating the Dutch contribution. I know there were many official War Artists but there were also lots of artists, professional and amateur who tried to put their...
by Stuart
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: A Long shot - ML 916 and ...?
Replies: 88
Views: 4968

Re: A Long shot - ML 916 and ...?

Thanks Steve - There goes this months broadband! Stu.
by Stuart
Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: A Long shot - ML 916 and ...?
Replies: 88
Views: 4968

Re: A Long shot - ML 916 and ...?

Kevin - Can I recommend to you, Patrick Dalziel Job's book "From Artic Snows to Dust of Normandy" for another amazing account of someone's war. A great read and, you realise at the end, a moving, real life love story. You can find it, used, on Amazon very reasonably. Stuart
by Stuart
Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: A Long shot - ML 916 and ...?
Replies: 88
Views: 4968

Re: A Long shot - ML 916 and ...?

Kevin - Very many thanks for your Dad's memoirs, read through it this afternoon. Fascinating. I remember my father sitting in front of the TV watching the Test Match (when we were all in black and white!) and idly picking at something on his neck then producing a little chunk of shrapnel which he dr...
by Stuart
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: A Long shot - ML 916 and ...?
Replies: 88
Views: 4968

Re: A Long shot - ML 916 and ...?

Kevin - We would love a copy of your dad's war records. I'll swap you the drawing of ML250 for it, if you can give me your address. Our Email is;- pam_and_stumacp@yahoo.com The memsahib, reading your posts over my shoulder, asks - Have you digitised your Dad's accounts (in case of fire etc), have yo...
by Stuart
Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: A Long shot - ML 916 and ...?
Replies: 88
Views: 4968

Re: A Long shot - ML 916 and ...?

Yet more thanks Kevin. I never knew this event was so well documented. I joined this thread just thinking it would be interesting for folks to know that it was my father, skipper of 916, they were talking about and how he survived after the War, never thinking for a moment that there were two eye wi...
by Stuart
Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: A Long shot - ML 916 and ...?
Replies: 88
Views: 4968

Re: A Long shot - ML 916 and ...?

Morning Gentlemen - Your wealth of knowledge never fails to amaze eg.- how did you know Dalziel-Job was in Orkney in 1942? I have to ask you how you became so interested in all this, as it is becoming clear to me that there were thousands more individuals in Coastal Forces than I realised and that t...
by Stuart
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: A Long shot - ML 916 and ...?
Replies: 88
Views: 4968

Re: A Long shot - ML 916 and ...?

Correction:- Photo of crew in Ceylon back row should be Dunn not Bunn!
by Stuart
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: A Long shot - ML 916 and ...?
Replies: 88
Views: 4968

Re: A Long shot - ML 916 and ...?

Continued;-
by Stuart
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: A Long shot - ML 916 and ...?
Replies: 88
Views: 4968

Re: A Long shot - ML 916 and ...?

Some more photos. I am guessing that all the Tropical/Ceylon pics were taken by A.N.Other not my father. I remember him saying he had sent a lot of things back to Britain in a crate - which never arrived. He thought the carrying ship might have been torpedoed. Maybe there were photos or film in ther...
by Stuart
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: A Long shot - ML 916 and ...?
Replies: 88
Views: 4968

Re: A Long shot - ML 916 and ...?

Don't know if you are still watching these posts Mark. I read through it all again last night and it looks like your father was on an MTB. I can imagine them stripping off the tubes to lighten ship and going full out to the Normandy beach and clearing off as fast as possible. Have you read Peter Sco...

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