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by Pioneer
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Obituary Notices
Topic: Leading Stoker Bertram 'Bernie' Coot
Replies: 1
Views: 423

Re: Leading Stoker Bertram 'Bernie' Coot

The funeral service for Bernie Coot will be at Southwark Cathedral on Tuesday 3rd July at 11.00 hours (family flowers only). It will be followed by a private service at the Crematorium (family only). Guests are then invited to lunch at the Anchor Tap. 28 Horselydown Lane, Bermondsey, London SE1 2LN....
by Pioneer
Thu May 31, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Obituary Notices
Topic: Leading Stoker Bertram 'Bernie' Coot
Replies: 1
Views: 423

Leading Stoker Bertram 'Bernie' Coot

It is with sad and deep regret that we learn of the passing of Bernie Coot. Bernie was a unique character, a stalwart and an untiringly faithful worker of the London Branch. He will be greatly missed by us all. Our sincere condolences go to his family at this very sad time. Details of funeral arrang...
by Pioneer
Sun May 06, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Obituary Notices
Topic: AB/TM Donald MacDonald CFVA 1531
Replies: 0
Views: 203

AB/TM Donald MacDonald CFVA 1531

It is sad news to report the passing of Don MacDonald on Wednesday 2nd May 2018. An early member of the CFVA (1531), AB/TM Don MacDonald served on MTB's 613 and P1034. MASB's 30 and 53. HDML 1152. Our sincere condolences to his family at this very sad time. ' Lest we forget ' (Funeral arrangements w...
by Pioneer
Sun May 06, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Fast Patrol Boats
Topic: The British 'Dark' class
Replies: 31
Views: 18206

Re: The British 'Dark' class

A blurred image of the Bridge of a Vosper built Dark. Not sure of vessel ID but either HMS Bold Buccaneer. 'Clipper, 'Highwayman or 'Rover.
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by Pioneer
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Obituary Notices
Topic: Sir Derrick Holden-Brown
Replies: 0
Views: 507

Sir Derrick Holden-Brown

Sir Derrick Holden-Brown We are sad to report the news of the passing on Tuesday 6th March of Sir Derrick Holden-Brown. He served with distinction as Navigator and 1st Lt in Dog Boats in the Mediterranean, first with the Canadian CO Tom Ladner DSO, in MGB 663. Eighteen months later, after MGB 663 w...
by Pioneer
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Post War Swedish MTB's
Replies: 1
Views: 527

Post War Swedish MTB's

Well known footage of Swedish Motor Torpedo Boat's T56 and T26.
Impressive 'start up' sounds. Best viewed in wide screen.

by Pioneer
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 81
Replies: 16
Views: 6939

Re: MGB 81

Time lapse YouTube clip of engine removal
by Pioneer
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 81
Replies: 16
Views: 6939

Re: MGB 81

Some recent news that many may have missed regarding Motor Gun Boat 81.
Now being restored and re-engined at Berthon Marine Services Yard - see [HERE]
and also at http://www.berthon.co.uk/berthon-blog/m ... continues/
by Pioneer
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 1301 'Meda'
Replies: 12
Views: 7925

Re: ML 1301 'Meda'

ML 1301 now has her own website - click for the English version
https://mecmuseum.nl/hdml-1301/
by Pioneer
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Obituary Notices
Topic: Telegraphist Alfred Solomon. CFVA number 2684
Replies: 0
Views: 589

Telegraphist Alfred Solomon. CFVA number 2684

It is with great sadness that we report that Alfred Soloman 'crossed the bar' on 6th November 2017. Alf was a Telegraphist serving on MGB’s 330–644-612 and was drafted to replace the usual Telegraphist for one day, fatefully being on board MTB 622 on her final mission - sunk March 1943. Alf spent th...
by Pioneer
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Able Seaman Peter Colin Wilkie
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Re: Able Seaman Peter Colin Wilkie

Hello again 'Tommo' Sorry that I'm a little late with this reply (off line for a few days). I am sure that you are aware that MGB 89 was an American built 70ft Elco, formally one of USN PT boat's 1-11. She had 4 awards by RN crew members. Petty Officer Motor Mechanic William John Edward LAST. MID P/...
by Pioneer
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Able Seaman Peter Colin Wilkie
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Re: Able Seaman Peter Colin Wilkie

Hello 'Tommo' Welcome aboard. You may have traced all of the following by using the sites databases but in case that you were unable to reach the correct page of the London Gazette - page 41 lists the name of your father - page 42 gives the citation. Able Seaman Peter Colin Wilkie, P/JX. 298632 (Sto...
by Pioneer
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: HMS Brave Swordsman
Replies: 3
Views: 1641

Re: HMS Brave Swordsman

Latest update from Mike. "...I am about make the Sights and from John Lambert's schematic's drawings it’s looks a bit daunting, due to the complexity and the bits and pieces that it has in the drawing it will be a challenge to replicate..." and "...I’ve had a ball making the 2 guns so far. The one o...
by Pioneer
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Television or Film Production
Topic: The RN's Light Coastal Forces during WW2
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Re: The RN's Light Coastal Forces during WW2

Thank you Steve
I have modified the post and substituted the link - a much clearer recording as you say and without the timing scroll. Thank you again for the 'heads up'

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