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by Mr.Spigot
Sat Oct 14, 2023 12:38 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 723
Replies: 1
Views: 8496

MTB 723

I recently acquired a rare photo of MTB 723 off Ebay. The photo is very small (3" x 2 1/4") but I have scanned and enlarged it to hopefully make it clearer.
by Mr.Spigot
Mon Mar 06, 2023 11:35 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 666
Replies: 9
Views: 29854

Re: MTB 666

I have taken an interest in MTB 666 as my father-in-law Allan Robinson served on MTB 723 and was involved in the action in which 666 was lost. He also came across the remains of 666 in Ijmuiden in May 1945 when, as crew on MTB 5009 he visited the port and took a piece of wood from it and carved it i...
by Mr.Spigot
Tue Feb 28, 2023 6:03 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Medal record interpretation AB Allan Guy Robinson
Replies: 5
Views: 17776

Re: Medal record interpretation AB Allan Guy Robinson

I have carried out some further research and discovered that the 'R' under the France & Germany Star indicates that a clasp only was awarded. Due to British uniform regulations, neither the France & Germany Star nor the Air Crew Europe Star would be worn by a recipient of the Atlantic Star. ...
by Mr.Spigot
Sun Feb 26, 2023 6:02 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Medal record interpretation AB Allan Guy Robinson
Replies: 5
Views: 17776

Medal record interpretation AB Allan Guy Robinson

I have received a copy of my father-in-law's record entitlement from a Royal Navy search and need some help in interpreting it - a copy is attached. Firstly, it has ticks under 4 medals, presumably denoting entitlement, but only the letter 'R' under the France & Germany Star - what does this mea...
by Mr.Spigot
Sat Nov 05, 2022 10:44 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 5009 crew photos
Replies: 8
Views: 24317

Re: MTB 5009 crew photos

I was fascinated to read this and also to recognise my late Father-in-law, Allan Robinson, who served on 723 and 5009. In the first photo he is sitting at the front to the left of the lifebelt with his arms folded and in the second one of the 5009 crew he is in the second row, 2nd from the left. He ...

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