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by Peter
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Personnel
Topic: MGB 647 - Dicky Bird
Replies: 6
Views: 1995

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: 600

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: 600

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: 528

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: 12316

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: 705

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: 1133

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: 1133

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: 1133

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...
by Peter
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML338
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Re: ML338

Hello David
Having served in Malta ( HMS Gregale ) it is with interest I read your request for information about MLs . All my service was aboard MTB's , on looking through my collection of photo's of ML's I have collected
Good luck on your book of your Grandads Service
Cheers
Peter Bickmore
by Peter
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Forum & Web Site Feedback
Topic: Web Site main pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 1526

Augusta Sicilly 1943

On our web site , the recent Memorial Page for July recalled the sad loss of MB 316 in that very hostile and brave campaign by Coastal Forces in the Mediterranean during the invasion of Sicily and the invasion of Italy . For me it was my first action and sadly the loss of Shipmate A/B Arnold aboard ...
by Peter
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Forum & Web Site Feedback
Topic: Web Site main pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 1526

Re: Web Site main pictures

Hi marsie I am happy to answer your enquiry re Harold Garland. I am still in contact with him , he is now in his 91st year . Attached a brief report of his association with the CFVA His first commission was to paint the attached picture Komiza Harbour . In attendance Rear Admiral Morgan Giles and Lt...
by Peter
Sat May 06, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Forum & Web Site Feedback
Topic: Web Site main pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 1526

Re: Web Site main pictures

Moonligt Patrol.jpg Hi Stuart, Thank you for your response on the enjoyment of the picture in the celebrating the Dutch Commemoration Day . May I also endorse your concern for the security of such pictures and memorabilia is preserved . Artist Harold Garland was a long term work collegue and was co...
by Peter
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: 657, 678, 663
Replies: 8
Views: 1721

Re: 657, 678, 663

Hi lebrom
Sorry fogot to add attachment
Peter
by Peter
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: 657, 678, 663
Replies: 8
Views: 1721

Re: 657, 678, 663

Hi lebrom There is much information within the book "Dog Boats at War" by Lt LC Rover Reynolds of which would be of great interest in your quest for information of your Grandad Gordons war service published by Sutton Publishing Co isbn 0-7509-1817-9 attached a page detailing the loss of 657 & 663 . ...

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