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by Scobello11
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Research on MTB 651, 84 and 406
Replies: 13
Views: 23919

Re: Research on MTB 651, 84 and 406

MTB 406 Was shipped from America on S.S. Edward Bruce and arrived in Naples on the 26th October 1944. It was commissioned on the 1st November 1944. The commanding Officer of MTB 406 was S/Lt. J.E.H. Collins MBE RNVR (ex MTB 84) When the boat arrived in Naples, it was off-loaded by crane, and towed ...
by Scobello11
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Football - Malta 1944
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Football - Malta 1944

Hi Peter, Yes my grandfather Lt H F Cooper, was in the 24th Flotilla on MTB 85 (Lt P Hyslop), before joining 28th Flotilla on MTB 410 (Lt Woodhouse) I believe you were on MTB 243 (Lt B Ward). Do you know if the football team was just purely from the Navy, or was it a combined services team? I believ...
by Scobello11
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Football - Malta 1944
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Football - Malta 1944

The Empire Stadium in Gzira, Malta
by Scobello11
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Football - Malta 1944
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Football - Malta 1944

Picture attached.....
by Scobello11
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Football - Malta 1944
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Football - Malta 1944

This picture is from 1944, and is of a football match that took place in Malta. My Grandfather, Lt H F Cooper, front centre was in the Navy, but I believe it may be a combined services team.

If anybody knows where on Malta it was played or any other information, it would be appreciated
by Scobello11
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: 28th MTB Flotilla
Replies: 17
Views: 5766

Re: 28th MTB Flotilla

A few pictures...
by Scobello11
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: 28th MTB Flotilla
Replies: 17
Views: 5766

Re: 28th MTB Flotilla

I cant find any specific information in my grandfathers book/notes.
by Scobello11
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB Torpedo Tube question
Replies: 6
Views: 8792

Re: MTB Torpedo Tube question

Thanks for posting these really interesting pics ! They show a lend lease Vosper (probably built by Jacob's). Any idea where these photos were taken ? Regards, Arjan Hi Arjan, There is no specific location in my grandfathers book, "The short history of the 28th Flotilla", although i suspe...
by Scobello11
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB Torpedo Tube question
Replies: 6
Views: 8792

Re: MTB Torpedo Tube question

Port and starboard torpedo's being loaded
by Scobello11
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Lend-lease Vosper MTB 281
Replies: 19
Views: 25721

Re: Lend-lease Vosper MTB 281

MTB 410.jpgMTB 410.jpgIt is with some interest that I join in this post . The 28th Flotilla was made up of as we knew them as American Vospers and as a Radar operator was keenly interested in their very updated dome Radar,( ie PPI ) this flotilla joined in the Yugoslav Island campaign late in the A...
by Scobello11
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Actions & Operations
Topic: Action off Catania on 11th July 1943
Replies: 13
Views: 7460

Re: Action off Catania on 11th July 1943

28th Flotilla at Cantania, Sicily
by Scobello11
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Actions & Operations
Topic: Action off Catania on 11th July 1943
Replies: 13
Views: 7460

Re: Action off Catania on 11th July 1943


I have not read Bert Cooper's book. Is it still available?
You are still able to find a copy of the book by Bert Cooper
by Scobello11
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: 28th MTB Flotilla
Replies: 17
Views: 5766

Re: 28th MTB Flotilla

MTB's entering harbour, Malta.
by Scobello11
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: 28th MTB Flotilla
Replies: 17
Views: 5766

Re: 28th MTB Flotilla

MTB 410
by Scobello11
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: 28th MTB Flotilla
Replies: 17
Views: 5766

Re: 28th MTB Flotilla

Loading Port & Starboard Torpedo's
by Scobello11
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: 28th MTB Flotilla
Replies: 17
Views: 5766

Re: 28th MTB Flotilla

MTB 410 Lt Cooper
MTB 409 Lt Holloway
MTB 408 Lt Tonkin

From left to right.....

Lt Jerram (SO 28th), Lt Franklin, Lt Holloway (Divisional Leader) and Sub Lt Evans
by Scobello11
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: 28th MTB Flotilla
Replies: 17
Views: 5766

Re: 28th MTB Flotilla

MTB408 & MTB411 with captured flags.....
by Scobello11
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: 28th MTB Flotilla
Replies: 17
Views: 5766

Re: 28th MTB Flotilla

28th Flotilla Officers with Commander Barron
by Scobello11
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: 28th MTB Flotilla
Replies: 17
Views: 5766

Re: 28th MTB Flotilla

28th Flotilla May 1945 - Malta
by Scobello11
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: 28th MTB Flotilla
Replies: 17
Views: 5766

Re: 28th MTB Flotilla

28th Flotilla was made up of 8 MTB's.... Senior Officer - C Jerram MTB 404 - E Lassen / L Lorrimer MTB 405 - F Scoble / L Macey MTB 406 - J Collins / N Evans MTB 407 - H Du Boulay / D Hudson MTB 408 - R Tonkin / E Newsome MTB 409 - C Holloway (Divisional Leader) / P Best MTB 410 - A Woodhouse / H Co...

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