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by Pioneer
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Obituary Notices
Topic: James Frederick (Nick) Carter
Replies: 0
Views: 135

James Frederick (Nick) Carter

It is sad to relate that London Branch member 'Nick' Carter sadly crossed the bar on Tuesday 25th July, age 99. A long time member of the former Coastal Forces Veterans Association - CFVA Membership number of 1049 - attending many meetings of the London Branch but lately had been unable to make the ...
by Pioneer
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Obituary Notices
Topic: Brian Holmes. R.I.P.
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: Brian Holmes. R.I.P.

Brian's funeral will be held on Wednesday 16th August at 1.15 pm at Portchester Crematorium. Details of how to get there can be found on the following link

http://www.portchestercrematorium.org/c ... tro.aspx
by Pioneer
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Obituary Notices
Topic: Brian Holmes. R.I.P.
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: Brian Holmes. R.I.P.

Alan Watson. owner of the 'Medusa', has passed this over: "I have to pass on the sad news that Brian Holmes has passed away. A few days silence from him on e-mail and phone lead to increasing concern and when he did not show up for Medusa trips over the last two days plus a concerned call from his s...
by Pioneer
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Obituary Notices
Topic: Brian Holmes. R.I.P.
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Brian Holmes. R.I.P.

It was a great shock to hear that Brian Holmes had crossed the bar. Brian,Cox'n of the Medusa, was a serious contributor to this website, his accurate and detailed contributions will be sorely missed. Not much is known of the circumstances of Brian's passing - I will update this sad post when they b...
by Pioneer
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Fast Patrol Boats
Topic: The British 'Dark' class
Replies: 27
Views: 13344

Re: The British 'Dark' class

Hello Roman I'm glad that you found us. Welcome aboard. This Topic has been very quiet of late but as you will have read there is quite a lot of information within. The detail that you require may now be difficult to trace but there are quite a few modellers who may be able to point you in the right...
by Pioneer
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Television or Film Production
Topic: Dunkirk Documentary
Replies: 0
Views: 158

Dunkirk Documentary

Sunday night on Channel 4 at 8pm
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by Pioneer
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Obituary Notices
Topic: L/Sea Stanley Campion MID
Replies: 0
Views: 189

L/Sea Stanley Campion MID

Very sad to report that Stanley Campion MID crossed the bar on 29 May 2017. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this very sad time. Stanley served on board MTBs 408, 658, 662. He later served on Control Target Boat CRT41 and as Coxn on Torpedo Recovery Boat TRB1. His award of MID can be...
by Pioneer
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Newsreel Footage
Topic: Answer to E-Boats?
Replies: 0
Views: 272

Answer to E-Boats?

Some old Pathe propaganda footage commenting that the then latest Fairmile 'C' was a match for the German E-Boats. [Best viewed full screen]
by Pioneer
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: 100th Happy Birthday Vera Lynn
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Re: 100th Happy Birthday Vera Lynn

You may like to watch this Peter - get your handkerchief ready:-)

by Pioneer
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Newsreel Footage
Topic: Royal Navy at War in Colour
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Royal Navy at War in Colour

Courtesy of IWM, a rare colour film of the Royal Navy - late 30's and early war years.
Primarily showing the 'Big Ship' navy, however the 2nd MTB Flotilla (Hong Kong) can be seen at 22:20min
by Pioneer
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTBs 634, 637, 638 and 667
Replies: 13
Views: 3721

Re: MTBs 634, 637, 638 and 667

MTB 637 Fairmile 115' D-Type Motor Torpedo Boat Builder's Yard: Alexander Robertson, Sandbank, Argylshire Completion: January 1943 Loss or Disposal: 30th January 1946 Notes: MTB 637 was lost on passage between Malta-Alexandria on 30 January 1946. One of eleven earmarked for the Royal Egyptian Coast ...
by Pioneer
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: HMS Brave Swordsman
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: HMS Brave Swordsman

An update on the progress with the two guns - the image speaks for itself - just beautiful.
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by Pioneer
Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: 29th Canadian Motor Torpedo Boat Flotilla
Replies: 3
Views: 557

Re: 29th Canadian Motor Torpedo Boat Flotilla

Welcome aboard 'max930' glad that you found us.
by Pioneer
Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: The Coastal Forces Heritage Trust
Replies: 1
Views: 266

The Coastal Forces Heritage Trust

I have seen that the CFHT have been awarded a large grant to further promote the heroic work of Coastal Forces during WW2. The RN museum at Gosport will certainly be a place to visit in the future. You can read more from http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/new-gosport-attraction-to-mark-heroism...
by Pioneer
Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Forum & Web Site Feedback
Topic: Web Site
Replies: 6
Views: 1299

Re: Web Site

Yes Roger, thanks for the heads up - 'tis done.
We have been the target for several attacks recently but our webmaster is on top of it and has beefed up the Forum's security.
Regards

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