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by Peter
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 76
Views: 21378

Re: MGB 658

Hello Maureen Yes the HMS Hornet Memorial Parade is on Sunday Nov 11th at 11-00 am I attach further information from Len Reynolds book Dog boats at War quoting MGB 658, It must be very interesting for you and your Family to read about your Dads movements during the War. Later I will point out the du...
by Peter
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 76
Views: 21378

Re: MGB 658

Good Morning Maureen
Hope you rested well , sorry I lost the files hope to include them now
all this tech, difficult to keep up with at 94
by Peter
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 76
Views: 21378

Re: MGB 658

Hello Maureen Glad that you found us, will find on this site that I have previously been able respond to information re MGB 658. I knew and have met Len Reynolds many times during the reign of the Coastal Forces Veterans Assoc.I served aboard MGB 647 as Radar Operator in the same area at the same ti...
by Peter
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 647
Replies: 21
Views: 17045

Re: MGB 647

Good Afternoon Rampus and David, It is good to be in contact with you both having also served on MGB 647 I knew them both , I have pleasure in sending you a picture of our boat that was painted by a colleague, and proudly hangs on the wall over the fire place ,I have many photo's and write ups that ...
by Peter
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 647
Replies: 21
Views: 17045

Re: MGB 647

Hi David Welcome to our site . I knew your Dad very well ,I was on board MGB 647 for its last 12 months till we paid her off in Malta July 1945. attached my write up of MGB 647 of the last action
Great to here from you, my best wishes to your Dad
Peter BEM A/B
13-Final Action Page 2.jpg
Radar
by Peter
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: Petty Officer Sydney Scott - MGB 657
Replies: 4
Views: 968

Re: Petty Officer Sydney Scott - MGB 657

Hi John, Thank for getting touch with us . I was in that area about the same time as Sydney and possibly tied up along side his MGB 657,many times and in many places, I served aboard MGB 647. There is a considerable amount of information about MGB 657 contained in Rover Reynolds book "Dog Boats at W...
by Peter
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Actions & Operations
Topic: Mysterious battle at Maun Island (23/10/44)
Replies: 12
Views: 8406

Re: Mysterious battle at Maun Island (23/10/44)

Hello there/or my favourite over the Tannoy system " Do you hear there " As a member of the crew of MGB 647 I have been searching for any info re the Maun topic. Was that the name of the Island in 1944 ? The log book reveals that those dates we were escorting the Greek Destroyer Adrias to safety of ...
by Peter
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 647
Replies: 21
Views: 17045

Re: MGB 647

Good Morning All
Page2 of Commando report of MGB 647 action on June 10th 1944
Cheers
Peter
by Peter
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 647
Replies: 21
Views: 17045

Re: MGB 647

1 MGB 647 action.jpg
Following on from my draft to MGB 647after the action of June 10th 1944 I share with you a report I have received re the action from Royal Marine Commando sources with interesting details that I was never aware of.
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by Peter
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 647
Replies: 21
Views: 17045

MGB 647 Casualties

On reading todays memorial list 10/6/18 I would like to share with you a page from my memoirs re the action where 3 of the crew including 2 Marine Commando's were killed in action . It was after this action that I was drafted to MGB 647 with some apprehension
Page 33 Memoirs.jpg
by Peter
Sun May 06, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Lt Claude Edward Barnwell RNVR
Replies: 3
Views: 1698

Re: Lt Claude Edward Barnwell RNVR

Hello James
Interesting enquiry re Lt Barnwell , if we are aware of his boat number, I think we stand a chance for further information . Our C/O Lt Mountstephens also received the Greek War Medal aboard MGB 647 for the rescue of the Greek Destroyer Adrias off the Turkish Coast in October 1943
Peter
by Peter
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: MGB 647 - Dicky Bird
Replies: 7
Views: 3545

Re: MGB 647 - Dicky Bird

Hi MGB 647
I am attaching some photographs from my memoirs.
Hope they are of interest to you.
by Peter
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Personnel
Topic: MGB 647 - Dicky Bird
Replies: 7
Views: 3545

Re: MGB 647 - Dicky Bird

Thanks for the memories , I knew Dicky from the early days of the Coastal Forces Veterans Association , he was a pioneer of those early days , it was Dicky who sought the Holiday Company ( Phoenix Travels ) who arranged our fist visit to Yugoslavia as it was then known in 1983. Sadly I was drafted t...
by Peter
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: Folkestone Harbour - A Model Railway Adventure
Replies: 5
Views: 2680

Re: Folkestone Harbour - A Model Railway Adventure

Dear David
The attachment ML 470 a painting by Harold garland CFVA Artist
Cheers
Peter
by Peter
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: Folkestone Harbour - A Model Railway Adventure
Replies: 5
Views: 2680

Re: Folkestone Harbour - A Model Railway Adventure

Hi David From a cold and snowy morning in Romford ( as they say just up the line from you at Felixstowe ) , thanks for the showing of your model railway lay out ,it looks very impressive. It was also pleasing to read of your interest in Coastal Forces ML's & HDML's I attaché with some joy the tribut...

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