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by justaveteran
Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Photos of MTB Officers in Bastia, 1944
Replies: 4
Views: 1907

Re: Photos of MTB Officers in Bastia, 1944

Dear Jeffrey, Thanks for your interesting message re your Dad and the two British officers in your photo. I am afraid that I cannot help you though. As far as I can recall, my boat (MTB 651) took part in some joint actions alongside PT's during the North African campaign but then we carried on to th...
by justaveteran
Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Fast Patrol Boats
Topic: The British 'Dark' class
Replies: 29
Views: 13865

Re: The British 'Dark' class

Great pictures but, to me, 'tin' MTBs do not appear to be so 'workmanlike'.
I'm sure the designers have got it right, but try convincing us riders of the wartime wooden variety !
by justaveteran
Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Forum & Web Site Feedback
Topic: Changed Layout
Replies: 0
Views: 1172

Changed Layout

To me this is a much simpler format. Well done.
by justaveteran
Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: Veterans Models
Replies: 3
Views: 2955

Thanks, Team, for the date of the Show. I have re-read the Vice Chairman's report, as you implied, and stand chastened. My skipper always said I was a dimwit. Sadly, I, with my cherished wife and other survivors of our village wrinkly club are taking the Canary Islands by storm during the two weeks ...
by justaveteran
Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: Actions & Operations
Topic: Anniversary of the Bari Raid
Replies: 1
Views: 2040

Re: Anniversary of the Bari Raid

Although my boat (MTB 651) was in the harbour that night and took part in the rescue operations we did not suffer any mustard gas burns and threaded our way out the following morning to 'get on with the war'. Therefore the full impact of the disaster was lost on us and Petro's article has filled in ...
by justaveteran
Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: Veterans Models
Replies: 3
Views: 2955

Models

I understand there will be a Model Engineering Exhibition in London in January and that the Coastal Forces Veterans will have a stand there.
This should be interesting.
Anyone know the dates please?

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