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by Davidwoods
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 647
Replies: 32
Views: 45838

Re: MGB 647

Not sure where this was taken. Dad struggled to remember names at this point and unfortunately couldn’t identify the first chap. The rest; Dad/ Rocky from Midlands ( loading number on 6 pounder). Steve Izzard ( trainee jockey prior to war) 0.5 gun loader? Ron Nelson - stoker ( cockney). Ginger Oxley...
by Davidwoods
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 647
Replies: 32
Views: 45838

Re: MGB 647

Steve/ engineer Sham Dyer/ Dwyer? I think Dad said he was coxswain ( from Isle of Wight) Jim Deeming- in charge of the engine room. I was born in Lancaster on the A6 road- trunk road to Scotland before the M6 was built. The traffic in summer moved so slowly past our house. I was around nine years ol...
by Davidwoods
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 647
Replies: 32
Views: 45838

Re: MGB 647

Hi everyone
David Woods here. First picture is of Bill Wood and Frank Abbot.Dad wrote on the back of the photo as you can see. More to follow.
by Davidwoods
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 647
Replies: 32
Views: 45838

Re: MGB 647

Hi all. David Woods here. My Father George served on MGB 647. Firstly may I apologise to Peter Bickmore ( and others) for not getting back to the site before now. Dad died on Tuesday 29th January 2019 in a care home after suffering from severe Alzheimer’s disease for some time. Sam ( my son) suggest...

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