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by Stuart T
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 357 History Required
Replies: 20
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Re: ML 357 History Required

Thank you once again - more fascinating details, helping to join some of the dots! Just looking back at your previous post with the picture of an RML and realised the number on the boat looks a lot like 528 to me - don’t know if it is but quite a coincidence if so!! One of the other photos I have of...
by Stuart T
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 357 History Required
Replies: 20
Views: 7027

Re: ML 357 History Required

For anyone interested, these are notes I made summarising where I was on research on ML357 a couple of years ago, so I (or my dad) could pick it up when we had more time. I spent a day at the National Archives in Kew looking for various things but including spending a fair amount of time on stuff re...
by Stuart T
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 357 History Required
Replies: 20
Views: 7027

Re: ML 357 History Required

Thank you again! More interesting information, thanks. I see what you mean about the square structure, it does look very much like the structure behind my grandad. Have attached a picture of the print off of his service record following on from your other comments - any thoughts you have in this wou...
by Stuart T
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 357 History Required
Replies: 20
Views: 7027

Re: ML 357 History Required

Ah interesting! Here’s where an expert eye is really what’s needed! Thank you. Do you think this might imply he actually served on a different boat, despite what the official record shows? Or did seamen move between these types of boats during their service without it showing up on their official re...
by Stuart T
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 357 History Required
Replies: 20
Views: 7027

Re: ML 357 History Required

Hi Mark Really pleased to stumble across this thread - having carried out some research on ML357 intermittently a few years back, I’ve not done anything for the last 18 months or so due to a new addition to the family! My grandad was Leonard (Len) Thurston, and his service history shows him serving ...

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