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by Brian Holmes
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 737 and the 66th Minesweeping Flotilla
Replies: 17
Views: 15885

Re: MTB 737 and the 66th Minesweeping Flotilla

MTB_731 Alex Robertson (Yachtbuilders) & Sons Ltd, Sandbank, Scotland 7/44 For minesweeping and rescue work in Le Havre during 1945 (Gazette Date - 13/11/45) MID CMtrMch John Walters Heayel P/MX125731 Known Crew TLt W H Drabble RNVR Commanding Officer 6/5/44 TSLt Geoffrey Alan Dale RNVR First Lieute...
by Brian Holmes
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 737 and the 66th Minesweeping Flotilla
Replies: 17
Views: 15885

Re: MTB 737 and the 66th Minesweeping Flotilla

I have this down as the 66th MTB Flotilla which consiste of MTB 731, MTB 733, MTB 737, MTB 747, MTB 750, MTB 752, MTB 757, MTB 760 MTB_737 J S Doig (Grimsby) Ltd 5/44 For minesweeping and rescue work in Le Havre during 1945 (Gazette Date - 13/11/45) DSM CMtrMch John Robert Gibbs P/MX117094 Known Cre...
by Brian Holmes
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Geoffry Wallace Kitching
Replies: 10
Views: 13266

Re: Geoffry Wallace Kitchen

My database allows me to search by name but he does not appear in it.

There are other sources of information around
by Brian Holmes
Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: HMML 361
Replies: 9
Views: 13787

Re: HMML 361

ML_361 Anglo-American Nile Tourist Company, Cairo 1/43 For Operation Emolument - operations in the eastern Mediterranean and for resisting a heavy air attack 8/43 DSC TLt Robert MacKenzie Young RCNVR MID AB Charles John William Barnaby C/JX141849 CGM AB Michael Stanley Cooney C/JX236141 MID AB Willi...
by Brian Holmes
Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:10 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 634, MTB 624, MGB 662
Replies: 4
Views: 8533

Re: MTB 634, MTB 624, MGB 662

MGB_662 Dorset Yacht Co Ltd, Hamworthy, Poole 8/3/43 For an action on 29/1/44 MID TALtCdr Timothy James Bligh RNVR For actions in the Adriatic and off the west coast of Italy 1/44 MID AB Arthur Stone P/JX396023 For Operation Gun - an operation off the west coast of Italy 27/3/44 DSM PO William Bridd...
by Brian Holmes
Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:07 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 634, MTB 624, MGB 662
Replies: 4
Views: 8533

Re: MTB 634, MTB 624, MGB 662

MTB_634 William Osbourne Ltd, Littlehampton 27/11/42 For an attack on an enemy convoy in the Adriatic 11/10/44 DSC* TLt Walter Edwin Alpin Blount RNVR DSM POMtrMch Roland Colthorpe P/MX124710 DSM AB Frederick Smith C/JX354473 MID TSLt Gordon Villiers Surtees RNVR MID LMtrMch Roland Little P/MXP/MX11...
by Brian Holmes
Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 675 - Oct 1943
Replies: 6
Views: 8464

Re: MTB 675 - Oct 1943

MTB_675 Alex Robertson (Yachtbuilders) & Sons Ltd, Sandbank, Scotland 7/43 For operations off the Norwegian coast (Gazette Date - 21/12/43) DSC Tlt Frederick William Bramwell RNVR DSM POMtrMch Dennis Wallace Knoweldon P/MX98460 DSM AB George Ronald Harrison C/JX378035 DSM Ord Bernard Eden McNeill C/...
by Brian Holmes
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Pennant No 201–212 72ft White Built Boats
Replies: 25
Views: 29287

Re: Pennant No 201–212 72ft White Built Boats

MTB_212 J S White, Cowes Isle of Wight 21/12/42 For services during the German evacuation of Le Havre (Gazette Date - 14/11/44) DSO TLt Mark Arnold-Forster RNVR For a series of actions in the Channel (Gazette Date - 21/11/44) DSM AB Alexander MacDonnell D/JX206807 For Operation Neptune - passage of ...
by Brian Holmes
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Pennant No 201–212 72ft White Built Boats
Replies: 25
Views: 29287

Re: Pennant No 201–212 72ft White Built Boats

MTB_211 J S White, Cowes Isle of Wight 7/12/42 For a series of actions in the Channel (Gazette Date - 21/11/44) MID Sto1 Alec Boast P/KX150201 MID Sto1 William Drummond P/KX155255 Birthday Honours 1945 DSC TLt Neill William Gilchrist Taylor RNVR (Commanding Officer) Known Crew TLt Mark Arnold-Forste...
by Brian Holmes
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Pennant No 201–212 72ft White Built Boats
Replies: 25
Views: 29287

Re: Pennant No 201–212 72ft White Built Boats

MTB_210 J S White, Cowes Isle of Wight 21/10/42 For a series of actions in the Channel (Gazette Date - 21/11/44) DSC TLt Percy Randall Everett RNVR (Commanding Officer) DSM LMtrMch James Henry Arthur Carter P/MX636172 DSM ALSea Alan Wilfred Armitage C/SSX25010 Known Crew T Lt Percy Randall Everett R...
by Brian Holmes
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Pennant No 201–212 72ft White Built Boats
Replies: 25
Views: 29287

Re: Pennant No 201–212 72ft White Built Boats

MTB_209 J S White, Cowes Isle of Wight 9/9/42 For Operation Neptune - passage of troops and supplies during the assault on Normandy DSC TSLt John Ferguson RANVR MID TAPO Robert Reginald Copland P/JX276558 New Year Honours 1945 MID AB Joseph Middlemast D/JX156371 Known Crew TSLt John Ferguson RANVR J...
by Brian Holmes
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Pennant No 201–212 72ft White Built Boats
Replies: 25
Views: 29287

Re: Pennant No 201–212 72ft White Built Boats

MTB_208 J S White, Cowes Isle of Wight 13/8/42 For a series of actions in the Channel (Gazette Date - 21/11/44) DSM ACMtrMch Philip Dundas P/MX79030 MID ALSea Kenneth Arthur Charles Childs D/JX186892 For Operation Neptune - passage of troops and supplies during the assault on Normandy DSM LSea Leona...
by Brian Holmes
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Pennant No 201–212 72ft White Built Boats
Replies: 25
Views: 29287

Re: Pennant No 201–212 72ft White Built Boats

MTB_207 J S White, Cowes Isle of Wight 14/7/42 Known Crew TLt Michael Wheldale Tunnicliffe RNVR Commanding Officer MTB 207. Appointed to HMS Loch Quoich 1/11/44 Wartime Activities 13th MTB Flotilla MTB 205, MTB 206, MTB 207, MTB 208, MTB 209, MTB 210, MTB 211 and MTB 212 Based at Portland, Dover, Ne...
by Brian Holmes
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Pennant No 201–212 72ft White Built Boats
Replies: 25
Views: 29287

Re: Pennant No 201–212 72ft White Built Boats

MTB_206 J S White, Cowes Isle of Wight 23/6/42 Known Crew TSLt Jack May RNVR First Lieutenant MTB 25 22/10/42. Commanding Officer MTB 202 1943, Commanding Officer MTB 361 2/9/43, Commanding Officer MTB 206 1944 and Commanding Officer MTB 494 1945. He was killed in action 7/4/45. Son of Charles Edwar...
by Brian Holmes
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Pennant No 201–212 72ft White Built Boats
Replies: 25
Views: 29287

Re: Pennant No 201–212 72ft White Built Boats

MTB_205 J S White, Cowes Isle of Wight 23/6/42 Known Crew TLt Mark Arnold-Forster RNVR (Senior Officer 13th MTB Flotilla 1943 -) Previously Commanding Officer MTB 219 then Senior Officer 5th MTB Flotilla TLt Peter Geoffrey Annesley Irvine RNVR Commanding Officer MTB 205 1944. Commanding Officer MTB ...
by Brian Holmes
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Pennant No 201–212 72ft White Built Boats
Replies: 25
Views: 29287

Re: Pennant No 201–212 72ft White Built Boats

MTB_204 J S White, Cowes Isle of Wight 27/3/42 For an attack on an enemy convoy in the Dover Straits 17/8/42 DSC Lt William Adriaan De Looze R Neth N MID Lt Christopher Louis George Phillpotts For an attack on an enemy convoy in the Dover Straits 26/9/43 DSC Lt Herman Cornelis Jorissen R Neth N DSM ...
by Brian Holmes
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Pennant No 201–212 72ft White Built Boats
Replies: 25
Views: 29287

Re: Pennant No 201–212 72ft White Built Boats

MTB_203 J S White, Cowes Isle of Wight For an action in the Channel 6/42 DSC Lt Etienne Henri Larive R Neth N Known Crew Lt Etienne Henri Larive R Neth N (Commanding Officer 3/3/42 – 14/1/44) Lt C H van Eeghen RNethN (A/Commanding Officer 4/43 – 20/8/43) SLt B Vreede RNethNR) (A/Commanding Officer 2...
by Brian Holmes
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Pennant No 201–212 72ft White Built Boats
Replies: 25
Views: 29287

Re: Pennant No 201–212 72ft White Built Boats

MTB_202 J S White, Cowes Isle of Wight 12/01/42 For an action with an enemy convoy in the Dover Straits 26/9/43 DSC* Lt Etienne Henri Larive R Neth N DSM PO Tel Gerardus Adrianus Dekker R Neth N Known Crew RN Lt George Lennox Cotton RNVR Commanding Officer MTB 213 22/10/40 Commanding Officer MTB 202...
by Brian Holmes
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Pennant No 201–212 72ft White Built Boats
Replies: 25
Views: 29287

Re: Pennant No 201–212 72ft White Built Boats

MTB_201 J S White, Cowes Isle of Wight 27/11/41 For an action in the Channel 14/6/42 DSC Lt George L Cotton RNVR CGM Sto1 Robert Jenkins Spinks D/KX102770 DSM L Sea Albert E Collins D/JX140250 Known Crew Lt George Lennox Cotton RNVR Commanding Officer MTB 213 22/10/40 Commanding Officer MTB 202 3/42...
by Brian Holmes
Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: Medusa
Replies: 4
Views: 5512

Re: Medusa

And, just to show that we maintain the traditions of coastal forces, this is how we secured the head spring in Sheerness.
by Brian Holmes
Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: Medusa
Replies: 4
Views: 5512

Re: Medusa

And from the bridge I offer the following

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by Brian Holmes
Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: PO Leslie Wilfred Pratt DSM MTB 83
Replies: 3
Views: 6351

Re: PO Leslie Wilfred Pratt DSM MTB 83

MTB_83 Vosper, Portsmouth and Porchester 22/5/42 New Year Honours 1944 MID Lt Dennis John Long Birthday Honours 1944 MID AB Edward Ernest Perry C/JX310048 For minelaying in the Nore Command area (Gazette Date - 1/8/44) DSM POMtrMch Daniel Welsh P/MX125283 For an action off the Dutch coast 8/7/44 MID...
by Brian Holmes
Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 326 and MTB 761
Replies: 18
Views: 25794

Re: MGB 326 and MTB 761

I show him serving in MGB 325 MGB_325 Frank Curtis Ltd, Looe, Cornwall 9/9/41 For combined operations raids on enemy coasts (Gazette Date - 6/7/43) MID AB Stanley Ronald Rockett P/JX276557 New Year Honours 1944 DSM PO Patrick Andrew Traynor C/JX126528 Known Crew TLt Peter Alexander Williams (Command...
by Brian Holmes
Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Michael Goodworth - ML 354, ML 349 & ML 1292 & MMS 28 & 293
Replies: 8
Views: 10766

Re: Michael Goodworth - ML 354, ML 349 & ML 1292 & MMS 28 &

HDML_1292 Sussex Shipbuilding Company, Shoreham, Sussex 8/6/43

Known Crew
TSLt J L Gaelic RNZNVR (Commanding Officer 20/4/43)
TSLt M T Goodworth RNVR (Commanding Officer 18/9/44)
TSLt S A Lagden RNVR 3/5/43

Wartime Activities

Post War Fate
4/9/45 On loan to Greece
Greek Navy = Distraton
1952 Sold
by Brian Holmes
Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Michael Goodworth - ML 354, ML 349 & ML 1292 & MMS 28 & 293
Replies: 8
Views: 10766

Re: Michael Goodworth - ML 354, ML 349 & ML 1292 & MMS 28 &

ML_349 Thomas Cook, Cairo 2/6/42 For operations in the Aegean 9 - 11/43 DSC TLt Geoffrey William Searle RNVR MID LTel William Thomas Stanley Hall C/JX150214 Known Crew LtCdr A H Ball RNVR (Commanding Officer 27/3/43 and SO 42nd ML Flotilla 6/42 - 10/43) TLtCdr Geoffrey William Searle RNVR He joined ...
by Brian Holmes
Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Michael Goodworth - ML 354, ML 349 & ML 1292 & MMS 28 & 293
Replies: 8
Views: 10766

Re: Michael Goodworth - ML 354, ML 349 & ML 1292 & MMS 28 &

ML_354 Anglo-American Nile Tourist Company, Cairo 19/5/42 For operations in the Aegean 9 - 11/43 MID TSLt Robert Anthony Bishop RNVR DSM Ord Joseph James Davies P/JX298534 Known Crew TLt James Wylie Patterson RNVR Commanding Officer ML 354 10/43 Commanding Officer ML 355 10/43 TLt Norman Stallworthy...
by Brian Holmes
Fri May 25, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 715
Replies: 7
Views: 7407

Re: MTB 715

The May 16th operation looks like Operation Tarbrush 8 which involved MTB 354 and MTB 359
by Brian Holmes
Wed May 23, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: HDML Medusa
Replies: 6
Views: 9337

Re: HDML Medusa

Medusa is about to leave Gosport to join in the Queens Diamond Jubilee on the Thames. if you want to see us en route the following is the plan. 27th May Gosport to eastbourne Marina 28th May Eastbourne Marina to Ramsgate 29th May Day in Ramsgate 30th May Ramsgate to Sheerness 31st May Sheerness to W...
by Brian Holmes
Wed May 16, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Trevor Timothy Kane - MGB 21 and MTB 457
Replies: 3
Views: 4978

Re: Trevor Timothy Kane - MGB 21 and MTB 457

MTB_457 British Power Boat Co, Hythe Hampshire 15/1/44 For an action in the Nore area 26/8/44 MID AB Joseph Adams C/JX236528 MID AB William Smith P/SSX24364 For an attack on an enemy patrol in the Nore area (Gazette Date - 19/12/44) MID LSea Frank Eustace Gawith Welchman C/JX344549 Known Crew TSLt D...
by Brian Holmes
Wed May 16, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Trevor Timothy Kane - MGB 21 and MTB 457
Replies: 3
Views: 4978

Re: Trevor Timothy Kane - MGB 21 and MTB 457

MGB_21 British Power Boat Co, Hythe Hampshire For good service during an attack by enemy aircraft in the Dover area 22/4/42 DSM OTel George William Slater P/JX263907 New Year Honours 1943 DSC Lt John Edwin Dyer For an action with E Boats off the Sunk Light Vessel 7/3/43 DSC TLt John Scott Price RNVR...

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