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by Peter
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 710
Replies: 7
Views: 259

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: 259

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: 259

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: 226

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: 701

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: 701

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: 701

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: 823

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: 823

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 . ...
by Peter
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: Vosper 363-378 Annapolis Yacht Yard
Replies: 14
Views: 2579

Re: Vosper 363-378 Annapolis Yacht Yard

Hi Vosper Seekers
I am happy to add the attached pictures from my file of MTB 243
Alongside HMS Vienna in Bari Italy in her war paint
On sea trials
Peter
by Peter
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: Vosper 363-378 Annapolis Yacht Yard
Replies: 14
Views: 2579

Re: Vosper 363-378 Annapolis Yacht Yard

Hi Vosper seekers It is with interest I view the current topic re Vospers . Having served on MTB 243 of 24th Flott. in the Mediterraniun but sadly missed the draft to the 28th Flottilla that replaced them . I attaché for interest paintings by our CFA Artist Harold Garland to add to the topic of Vosp...
by Peter
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: 100th Happy Birthday Vera Lynn
Replies: 1
Views: 297

100th Happy Birthday Vera Lynn

On behalf of all Veterans of Coastal Forces a sincere and loving tribute to Vera Lynn on her 100th Birthday on Monday March 20th Vera Lynn was our inspiration of hope and comfort in our times of loneliness and thoughts of home. Her songs reflected the moods we all endured during our service abroad o...
by Peter
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 658
Replies: 61
Views: 6037

Re: MGB 658

Welcome Carl to our CFV website Having served in the Adriatic in the same area as your Grandad ( Italy and Yugoslavia ) in 1944/45 on MGB's it would be of interest for you if you could somehow obtain a copy of the book " Dog Boats at War " by Rover Reynolds . I attach details of the reunion on HMS B...
by Peter
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 341
Replies: 6
Views: 618

Re: ML 341

hi dsria
Interesting topic re Ml341 2 paintings of the craft you highlighted that would be of interest to you Ml 478 leaving St Angelo Malta and BYMS 2244 in Far east , these paintings were by Marine artist Harold Garland for the Coastal Forces Veterans Assoc,
Peter
by Peter
Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 298
Replies: 13
Views: 3050

Re: MTB 298

Hi Thanks for the photo of MTB 290 , I notice that she is not fitted with the Radar dome and still has the RDF aerial which was hand operated from within the radio cabin , which leaves me to believe that she like the 24th Flotilla was fitted with the Italian Breda gun on the forcastle .( this gun an...

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