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by Stuart
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: A Long shot - ML 916 and ...?
Replies: 91
Views: 23587

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

Further thought Stephen - I wonder if the Dutch person on Twitter has any more info on ML 916? Have often wondered if the arrival of the first RN vessels into Antwerp ever had newspaper coverage, if there were newspapers publishing then. Perhaps the Dutch contact would know or could find out - I can...
by Stuart
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: A Long shot - ML 916 and ...?
Replies: 91
Views: 23587

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

Hi Stephen - Yes we know this photo but we are struggling to read the name on the cross third from the left. Do you happen to have the technology to make this clearer? Wonder if IWM hold the negatives? I believe this photo was taken by Lt Hampton, an official RN photographer. I have seen two other p...
by Stuart
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Forum & Web Site Feedback
Topic: Anniversary of Ml 916 sinking
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Anniversary of Ml 916 sinking

Thanks to CFV more families of the crew of ML 916 who were lost this November day in 1944 - have learned the story of her sinking, her role in the opening of the port of Antwerp and how this helped the Allies advance into Germany and end WW2. The MacPherson family thank all at CFV for revealing this...
by Stuart
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Forum & Web Site Feedback
Topic: HMML 916
Replies: 6
Views: 1774

Re: HMML 916

Hi Geoff - Just to add that we know my father wrote or visited as many families of those killed on 916 as he could- he lost his left leg so had difficulty visiting and we have been astonished how much information the CFVA hold and have found about 916. It is worth searching their site. The only deta...
by Stuart
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Forum & Web Site Feedback
Topic: HMML 916
Replies: 6
Views: 1774

Re: HMML 916

Hello Geoffrey - I am Stuart MacPherson, son of Lt G.G.MacPherson skipper of ML 916. You can find the story of the sinking of 916 in the ML section of this site. A picture and any information about your uncle would be most interesting. Through the Coastal Forces Veterans we have lots of detail on 91...
by Stuart
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Forum & Web Site Feedback
Topic: Sinking of HM ML 916 November 8th 1944
Replies: 1
Views: 2011

Sinking of HM ML 916 November 8th 1944

To all involved with the Coastal Forces Veterans Association - On the anniversary of the sinking of HM ML 916 we are thinking of the nineteen oh so young men who died at that instant in the cold, muddy water of the River Scheldt and whose names are listed on the Remembrance page. Our families would ...
by Stuart
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Lunchtime TALK in Winchester 30 November 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1240

Re: Lunchtime TALK in Winchester 30 November 2017

Would love to come to your talk but Western Isles a bit too far away. Can you tell me who painted the stunning pictures on the slide show please?
by Stuart
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Sidney Davis
Replies: 3
Views: 1958

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: 91
Views: 23587

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: 2929

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: 2929

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: 2929

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: 91
Views: 23587

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: 91
Views: 23587

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: 91
Views: 23587

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...

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