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by p baker
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 214
Replies: 11
Views: 848

Re: ML 214

Many thanks for all the effort and care you have given to help me. There is a lot of information to digest and, as you say the journey described from Milford Haven to the far east is almost the same one as mapped by my dad. I have had the photo album pages scanned in both Tiff and Jpeg format and th...
by p baker
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 214
Replies: 11
Views: 848

Re: ML 214

Just spoken to my mum who has for years said that my dad didnt take part in DDay and she has just said to me, "Of course your dad was there, he led the Americans into Omaha!" So my previous question about where 214 was on D Day has been answered. Parents!
by p baker
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 214
Replies: 11
Views: 848

Re: ML 214

I have just spoken to my brother who has dad's medals and he says there is a Burma Star as well as an Atlantic Star. He's gone to check in the loft. My dad sailed from Milford Haven and arrived at HMS Lanka on 23 Oct 44 until 22 Dec 45. So he could have been in Singapore from the start, there's no r...
by p baker
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 214
Replies: 11
Views: 848

Re: ML 214

Thank you so much for all this information. My dad's ML obviously left the 11th and joined the 34th flotilla for duties in the Far East which I gather was under US control. My dad travelled via the Suez Canal, according to his map and photographs. What I can't discover is whether 214 was a part of t...
by p baker
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 214
Replies: 11
Views: 848

Re: ML 214

Just had another look at my dads map and I think he was heading for Singapore. Lines are a bit faint and I missed it. Also his service record shows HMS Lanka and that threw me a bit in the direction of Sri Lanka. Thanks for your help.
by p baker
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 214
Replies: 11
Views: 848

ML 214

This is my first post and here goes... I am tying to put together a book for my mum which describes my dad's service in the Royal Navy during WW2. I have his service record, an old photo album and some recollections of what he told my mum, but like most service personnel from that era, there isn't a...

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