Crew photo - P8044 - Malta

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Crew photo - P8044 - Malta

Postby Rachel » Sun Dec 19, 2021 12:41 am

It would be brilliant if someone could be identified and enjoy recalling this moment.

My Father, Ralph Lewis, is in the middle row far left.

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Re: Crew photo - P8044 - Malta

Postby Admin » Wed Dec 29, 2021 8:50 am

Rachel

Thank you for the great crew photo. I will check the records I have for membership of the former Coastal Forces Veterans Association (CFVA), when I get the opportunity, to see if it records any named person(s) and get back to you.

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Re: Crew photo - P8044 - Malta

Postby Admin » Tue Jan 11, 2022 11:08 am

Rachel

Just to give you an update. I wasn't able to find any names of possible crew from among the former members of the CFVA. John Lambert gives this boat as a Vosper 73' Type II, ordered in 1943, but only completed in 1947 as a Control Target Boat (CTB 44). I haven't been able to find any reference to the re-designation as P 8044, nor what other boats may have formed part of its flotilla, apart from P 8045 you identified in your post on P 8044. There are references within the membership list to other CTBs, and to P 1044, but that was a later Vosper Type 'B' Fast Patrol Boat design which went by the name Gay Bruiser.

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Re: Crew photo - P8044 - Malta

Postby Rachel » Fri Jan 21, 2022 3:27 pm

Thank you for your reply. Perhaps, someone will trip over this post one day and see a long-forgotten memory. They certainly seem a happy bunch.

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