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by Peter
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Actions & Operations
Topic: Mysterious battle at Maun Island (23/10/44)
Replies: 12
Views: 6390

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: 18
Views: 13913

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: 18
Views: 13913

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: 18
Views: 13913

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: 902

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: 2938

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: 2938

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: 1675

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: 1675

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...
by Peter
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Obituary Notices
Topic: William (Bill) McAngus
Replies: 0
Views: 1015

William (Bill) McAngus

William (Bill) McAngus (Membership No. 159) It is with deep sadness that we learn of the death of Bill McAngus who died aged 90, on the 22nd October 2017, after a long stay in hospital. Bill was one of the pioneers of the London Branch and our pathway in the 1980s for our London Branch meetings at ...
by Peter
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 68
Views: 16136

Re: MGB 658

Dear Gail Greetings to your Grandfather, from another Grandad who served aboard MGB 647 during the Italian campaign and then Yugoslavia now Croatia . It is very exciting to read of the exploits of MGB 658 having known and did meet Rover Reynolds within the Coastal Forces Veterans Association . Rover...
by Peter
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Forum & Web Site Feedback
Topic: Sinking of HM ML 916 November 8th 1944
Replies: 1
Views: 1417

Re: Sinking of HM ML 916 November 8th 1944

Hello Stuart Thank you for your kind words and your sincere appreciation of the success that the Coastal Forces Veterans Association achieved in bringing together and recording the comradeship of those who served in Coastal Forces in world war 2 . As one of the early Members of the Association as Na...
by Peter
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 710
Replies: 7
Views: 1836

Re: MTB 710

Good Morning . I have discovered in my library of Coastal Forces Veterans Assoc. Newsletters the attached report of an action involving MTB 710 that I am sure will be of interest in the current enquiry, plus on the same page a report of HMS Vienna our worthy Base Ship for which we hold many memories...
by Peter
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 710
Replies: 7
Views: 1836

Re: MTB 710

Hello Gareth
I have been able to contact George Chandler who survived the sinking of MTB 710 along with your Grandfather and would be pleased if you contact him on: [Admin: email address redacted]

Cheers
Peter Bickmore BEM
by Peter
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 710
Replies: 7
Views: 1836

Re: MTB 710

Good Morning Gareth Welcome to the Coastal Forces Veterans website Having served in the Adriatic area around the Islands of the then Yugoslavia , I hope that I can help you with your enquiries about MTB 710 and your Grandfather There are comprehensive details about MTB 710 in the book by Rover Reyno...

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