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by Andrea
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Seeking info on Oliver William George Parr P/KX.85753
Replies: 6
Views: 1401

Re: Seeking info on Oliver William George Parr P/KX.85753

Hi David, I'm not sure. I have been able to trace my Grandfathers parents and know they were from Reading in Berkshire. He had siblings whose descendants could of course be the Parr family to whom you are referring?
by Andrea
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Seeking info on Oliver William George Parr P/KX.85753
Replies: 6
Views: 1401

Re: Seeking info on Oliver William George Parr P/KX.85753

Oh wow, thank you so much....and that is my Grandad sat on the far left in the bottom row :-) I was a teenager when he passed away but have many fond memories of him from when I was growing up and would recognise that smile anywhere. It is lovely to have the photo and the information and I would gre...
by Andrea
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Seeking info on Oliver William George Parr P/KX.85753
Replies: 6
Views: 1401

Seeking info on Oliver William George Parr P/KX.85753

I have just started researching my Grandad's naval career - his name was Oliver William George Parr P/KX.85753. A quick search has led me to his mention of despatches in the Gazette on 6th July 1943 and I have a letter from the Combined Operations Headquarters acknowledging his bravery and skill in ...
by Andrea
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 326 and MTB 761
Replies: 15
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Re: MGB 326 and MTB 761

My dad, Peter Jenkins, was "sparks" on MGB 326 from mid 1940 until it was sunk by a mine, then on MTB 761 until the end of the war. The Skipper on both boats was surname Kempner. They worked closely with 12 commando on various clandestine missions. He would love to year from any shipmates. Dad is n...

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