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by johnk
Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: Forum & Web Site Feedback
Topic: Web Site
Replies: 6
Views: 5697

Re: Web Site

Hi there,

Just wanted to comment on great home page photo of six Fairmile D's moored outside what I presume is one of the U-boat pens....many thanks,

Johnk
by johnk
Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Forum & Web Site Feedback
Topic: Web Site
Replies: 6
Views: 5697

Web Site

Hi there, Hope right place to post, feel free to move! just had e-mail from Ted, and logged on, fantastic, a great re-vamp of the site, my congratulations to Kevin on a great job, along with all the existing great resource, the preserved vessels section is great, said before of course it is the peop...
by johnk
Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: General Organisation
Topic: RNPS
Replies: 8
Views: 4272

Re: RNPS

Hello there, Just seen this latest, little to add really, but indeed RNPS as you rightly say of course, not Coastal Forces, I worked on an old Motor Mine sweeper laid up at Isle of Grain on the River Medway, number 191, was trying to be preserved by a Rev. Michael Melvin, who had served during the w...
by johnk
Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Forum & Web Site Feedback
Topic: Casualties
Replies: 2
Views: 2807

Re: Casualties

Hi there, Ah, many thanks, sorry yes it was me being a bit...the casualties I thought were running through to as I say, end of the war, but clearly mis-understood, and casualties as per the post of the resume, were for this month in the war, of which of course there would have been many through out....
by johnk
Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Forum & Web Site Feedback
Topic: Casualties
Replies: 2
Views: 2807

Casualties

Hello there, I was just wondering, casualties unfortunately continue into October, last I see all listed on one vessel, aware of course that the far East campaign continued into August, forgive if seeming ignorant, but were those at least on one vessel, due to accident or mines or some such, people ...
by johnk
Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Researching HMML 168
Replies: 2
Views: 3430

Re: Researching HMML 168

Hello there, Just spotted your post, I have no info, but wanted to acknowledge and my respects to your parnters Dad, among many of course, but the siege of Malta was such a key event, saw documentary on it few months ago, albiet on the RAF's work, but mention of submarines, but to hear of the coasta...
by johnk
Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: RML 526
Replies: 27
Views: 19882

Re: RML 526

Hello there,

Just browsing the BMPT site and check in on RNCVF of course and see latest news, great to hear re the dinner and contact with Ben, posted on the FB page, trust all is well, await more news as and when, all the best.

Johnk
by johnk
Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Forum & Web Site Feedback
Topic: Mr Randall
Replies: 0
Views: 2841

Mr Randall

Hello, Just seen the post on Mr Randall, wanted to express of course firstly my condolences to his family, friends and shipmates, and to note his fantastic work with the establishment of the library, but also for getting this web-site and forum finally off the ground, which of course is now the main...
by johnk
Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: RML 526
Replies: 27
Views: 19882

Re: RML 526

Hi Sandy, Bit of a ....but posted under ML 296 for some reason but also on your facebook page....just really saying great to see plans for RML 526 and her future, great to see such a great patron! we at Paddle Steamer Medway Queen have Lord West, Admiral of course, who has already done sterling work...
by johnk
Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 269
Replies: 24
Views: 15202

Re: ML 269

Hello there, Just posted on your FB page, caught by chance your latest news on 526 there, which is great of course, to see another of our surviving CF craft going to be restored, with recent re-launch of hull of MTB 219, along with as ever MTB 102, HDM Medusa, MGB 81 won't list them all! but no dis-...
by johnk
Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Newsreel Footage
Topic: IWM compilation
Replies: 1
Views: 2801

Re: IWM compilation

Hi there,

Many thanks, recognize the shots of the guys fuelling ship, great shots of the D and the E boats coming out of their pens...

Johnk
by johnk
Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 81
Replies: 17
Views: 14743

Re: MGB 81

Hi there,

Indeed, many thanks for this, great site and shot, only sorry, and I know discussed before, that perhaps she is going to be laid up now....

Johnk
by johnk
Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: 5 Admirals aboard the 'Medusa'
Replies: 3
Views: 3613

Re: 5 Admirals aboard the 'Medusa'

Hi there,

Cracking shot of Medusa, how very fortunate to have a member of the ship's company aboard from that day, and indeed able to tell such a story, fantastic.

Johnk
by johnk
Sun May 25, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: RML 526
Replies: 27
Views: 19882

Re: RML 526

Hi there,

No problem, many thanks,

Johnk
by johnk
Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 415
Replies: 11
Views: 8242

Re: MTB 415

Hi there,

Short answer I would suggest, is yes, people there also very much interested in CF,

Johnk
by johnk
Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: Actions & Operations
Topic: Ostend Disaster
Replies: 9
Views: 9001

Re: Ostend Disaster

Hello there,

Indeed, a sad and tragic day so close to the end of the ward, posted before I have been to Ostend and seen the memorial there, I think this chapter of our history should be more in the public domain, many thanks,


Johnk
by johnk
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: Motor Launch at Galmpton Creek, Dartmouth
Replies: 5
Views: 5349

Re: Motor Launch at Galmpton Creek, Dartmouth

Hi there, Just seen last post, just to add to Pioneer there, indeed the ......497 now operating as per the Simplon cards site Pioneer directed you to, if you look up Greenways site, see latest pictures of her now, we should be grateful to them for rescuing her post Western Lady service, to a venture...
by johnk
Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Australia remembers Coxswain Rogers
Replies: 2
Views: 4548

Re: Australia remembers Coxswain Rogers

Many thanks for this post, a remarkable story and man, still serving twenty years post war, albeit I know today it is twenty two years now possibly plus.

Johnk
by johnk
Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 81
Replies: 17
Views: 14743

Re: MGB 81

Hi there,

Many thanks for these pictures, great shot of 81 and Medusa,

Johnk
by johnk
Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 1301 'Meda'
Replies: 12
Views: 12780

Re: ML 1301 'Meda'

Hi Again,

Yes, some interesting photos, if I could get the translation to work, be even better! but still, seems quite an industrious site, much timber cutting, any how, again, wish the chap all the best in saving this historic craft.

Johnk
by johnk
Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 1301 'Meda'
Replies: 12
Views: 12780

Re: ML 1301 'Meda'

Hi there, Very interesting indeed, I had quite forgotten about this vessel, although saw some shots a few years ago now of her, she certainly have been through it, and not just war service of course, well I do hope she has found a better home now and may be looked after for the future, many thanks, ...
by johnk
Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: HDML 1392 12" model
Replies: 3
Views: 3777

Re: HDML 1392 12" model

Hi there,

Many thanks, indeed I know Christian and can see, is a great modeller there, all the best,

Johnk
by johnk
Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: HDML 1392 12" model
Replies: 3
Views: 3777

Re: HDML 1392 12" model

Hi there,

Just wanted to say what a fantastic model and gift there, well done,

Johnk
by johnk
Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Pennant No 201–212 72ft White Built Boats
Replies: 25
Views: 20207

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

Hi James,

Many thanks and glad to hear she is in indeed, proud hands, cemented sounds interesting, be great if you could post any pictures....all the best,

Johnk
by johnk
Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: General Organisation
Topic: Coastal Forces Maintenance Units
Replies: 4
Views: 4295

Re: Coastal Forces Maintenance Units

Hi there,

Many thanks for this most interesting, of course saw ex Chatham there, just before D-day then, thanks again,

Johnk
by johnk
Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Fast Patrol Boats
Topic: MTB 539 (1602)
Replies: 12
Views: 13652

Re: MTB 539 (1602)

Hi David,

Thanks for your very interesting post there, glad you had a good time 8 hours on a RIB! but yes would be great to know hat her condition is, as you say, sounds like she is still "polished" on the aluminum structure.....all the best,

Johnk
by johnk
Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Actions & Operations
Topic: D-Day
Replies: 2
Views: 4450

Re: D-Day

Hi there,

Many thanks for this most relevant post for sure, indeed CF not much there but of course we know very much present, with MTB 102 of course imparticular ....

Johnk
by johnk
Tue May 28, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Actions & Operations
Topic: Ostend Disaster
Replies: 9
Views: 9001

Re: Ostend Disaster

Dear Sir,

Just wanted to thank you for your posting, I have seen the memorial at Ostend a couple of years ago, it is an area of great fascination for me and others, thanks again and all the best.

Johnk
by johnk
Mon May 20, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 219
Replies: 9
Views: 12256

Re: MTB 219

Hello there,

Just wanted to say many thanks for posting the history of 219 above, quite something, and hope that Owen Childs and team can rescue her for the future, thanks again,

Johnk
by johnk
Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Sir Arthur Harold Clayton MTB 677
Replies: 0
Views: 4457

Sir Arthur Harold Clayton MTB 677

A colleague at work revealed her Grandfather was the above gentleman, on found on site for RNVR officers, commanded MTB 677 in 1944 awarded DSC and MID, appears 677 was a D class vessel.

Johnk

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