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by Pioneer
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Able Seaman Peter Colin Wilkie
Replies: 3
Views: 80

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: 80

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: 569

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: 106

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'
by Pioneer
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Television or Film Production
Topic: The RN's Light Coastal Forces during WW2
Replies: 2
Views: 106

The RN's Light Coastal Forces during WW2

Some classic shots of 'short' boats, the East Coast base has been identified as Weymouth. Familiar 'action clips', best viewed in 'wide screen'.
by Pioneer
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Obituary Notices
Topic: James Frederick (Nick) Carter
Replies: 0
Views: 169

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: 201

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: 201

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: 201

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: 13545

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: 181

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: 216

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: 306

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: 294

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: 278

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

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