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by IanSyl
Tue Nov 02, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 119
Replies: 19
Views: 7139

Re: ML 119

Hi Admin

Thanks again for such useful information and the incident reports. Exciting times for those young men involved but hopefully never repeated.

Best Wishes

Ian
by IanSyl
Fri Oct 29, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 119
Replies: 19
Views: 7139

Re: ML 119

Hi Admin

Sorry, this is the photo from ML119 to compare with the painting
by IanSyl
Fri Oct 29, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 119
Replies: 19
Views: 7139

Re: ML 119

Hi Admin Thanks for the details on telegraphists, looks like my Dad was still part of the team on ML147 before moving to ML119. Must have just been a coincidence that the Captain changed on the same day. Bit like me joining a crossword that you have been working on for years. I am so grateful for yo...
by IanSyl
Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 119
Replies: 19
Views: 7139

Re: ML 119

Hi Admin Thank you for research. What a find in a market!! From the late GW Searle's paper on 11th Flotilla, he advised that 5 of his 9 ML's had returned to UK by March 1945 but by then replacements inc ML119,909 and 595 had arrived in Ostend. No dates given. He does mention confusion about flotilla...
by IanSyl
Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 119
Replies: 19
Views: 7139

Re: ML 119

Hi Admin Did you have any luck finding any other information about Harold Sylvester's service record? My research has found the following: I first looked at ML147 which he was on from Jan 1943 until 23 Nov 1943 before transferring to ML119. This was just after the action of 6th ML Flotilla in North ...
by IanSyl
Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 119
Replies: 19
Views: 7139

Re: ML 119

I enclose a few photos of my father during his service on ML's
by IanSyl
Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 119
Replies: 19
Views: 7139

Re: ML 119

Hi Admin Sorry its taken a while but I've finally had a response from Naval Records about my fathers war record. The Service Card basically shows joined for emergency in 1941 until release in 1946.Of more interest are the details extracted from P&V ledgers which shows how much he moved around. I...
by IanSyl
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 119
Replies: 19
Views: 7139

Re: ML 119

Hi Admin Thanks for your help with this. As I'm the next living next of kin, I've dug out a copy of his death certificate and will apply for my fathers service record from HMG. This will fill in the gaps. I'm more than happy to share his photos with you and the forum, if it of interest or help to so...
by IanSyl
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 119
Replies: 19
Views: 7139

Re: ML 119

Hi Admin Thank you. Hope I'm not misleading. His signals board book was printed in 1937. He could only have joined up in 1941 when he was 18. And I think he was out by 1945 or as soon as possible as his job was being kept open for him I will apply for his service records to see if that helps my rese...
by IanSyl
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 119
Replies: 19
Views: 7139

Re: ML 119

Hi Admin I'm amazed and grateful for your prompt reply and detail. Its like opening a box of chocolates and finding I have 3 more flavours to explore. We used to joke as children that whilst my father had plenty to say about hardships during WW2 he would never discuss his service experience. It was ...
by IanSyl
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 119
Replies: 19
Views: 7139

ML 119

Hi,I am doing some research on my late father's WW2 experiences on behalf of the rest of the family. Harold Sylvester was from Grimsby and died in 1984. He was trained in signalling during his initial RN training at HMS Royal Arthur. From his Class No216,I believe this to be 1941/42. I can only find...

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