MTB 670

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Re: MTB 670

Postby Stanbridge76 » Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:05 pm

Great pictures Peter keep them coming.Did you ever come across any MTB 670 crew or involved in actions with them during your time in the Coastal Forces or indeed through the Veterans Association.
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Bernie

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Re: MTB 670

Postby Peter » Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:46 pm

I have been deeply interested in the picture of MTB 670 displayed on 3rd March 2012 showing deprived of her armament but interestingly I was looking at the radar aerial on the top of her mast that may be of the 1950 vintage

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Re: MTB 670

Postby Peter » Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:33 pm

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Re: MTB 670

Postby Peter » Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:35 pm

Good Afternoon Looking at that pic of the Old Dun Cow was there not a Bar in Sliema just along the way from the Base of HMS Gregale. It is good the amazing blogs that MTB 670 has given us.
Malta Harbour @ 1945.jpg
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Re: MTB 670

Postby jonco » Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:22 pm

Peter wrote: Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:46 pm I have been deeply interested in the picture of MTB 670 displayed on 3rd March 2012 showing deprived of her armament but interestingly I was looking at the radar aerial on the top of her mast that may be of the 1950 vintage
There was some discussion on these points back in 2012 and whether the photo actually was MTB 670, which was lost in 1946. @davidddnfp was the poster of the photo and was trying to confirm but we never heard anything definite.

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Re: MTB 670

Postby Peter » Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:59 pm

Good Evening;

Some more pics and information re Malta;
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Re: MTB 670

Postby Stanbridge76 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:01 pm

Good evening Peter you have just made my day what a great picture of MTB 670, I will attempt to print off a copy but if its not very good do you know if a quality print is available.Re the presentation picture are you presenting and what is the connection of the receiver to MTB 670.
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Bernie

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Re: MTB 670

Postby reinaart » Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:37 pm

A pic of MTB 670 with a surrendered Schnellboot can be found here (scroll down to the bottom):

http://www.s-boot.net/englisch/sboats-k ... icsea.html

By the way, the pic on the previous page of a crew member holding a grenade probably shows a German 88 mm round.

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Re: MTB 670

Postby Stanbridge76 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:34 am

Hi Arjan
Great to see more pictures of MTB670 but my dad was back to England in Nov 44 and then spent time on MTB350 before moving on to minesweepers.Allways very interested in more info.
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Bernie

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Re: MTB 670

Postby MaryBrennan » Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:31 pm

The MTB 670 picture.

The original painting of MTB 670 was commissioned by my mother for her husband Ken Fisher in 1980. When Ken Fisher died in 2005, the picture passed to his grandson, an Army officer, who takes great delight in the surprise of visitors to his office, at the sight of an MTB on his office wall. As a result, we are trying to put together a narrative of MTB 670; where she went and what she did, starting from what bits Ken told us!

We have crew pictures, some of which are already on this site. Ken was part of the initial crew which collected MTB 670, brand new from Brightlingsea in April 1943. He remained on board until he returned to UK on the Athlone Castle in August 1945. Sadly, his last view of MTB 670 was to see her beached, awaiting her future.

I have a letter from Mr Peter Bickmore, the CFVA Secretary for Essex, about how he had used up all his photographs of the original painting. In one of the posts above, you have the newspaper cutting about the presentation of one of the photographs to the president of RNA Malta.

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Mary Brennan nee Fisher

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Re: MTB 670

Postby Peter » Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:43 am

Good Morning Mary and All
It was a lovely surprise to read your message regarding MTB 670.
The subject of that Boat seems to echo through the pages of the CFVA.
I had the pleasure of meeting your Farther during the early days of the CFVA, hence the wonderful painting of his Boat MTB 670 by my artist friend Harold Garland with whom I am still in contact, although like me well into his 90's. The photo of me presenting a copy of the picture to the Chairman of the Malta Royal Navy Association still remains high on my list of recipients of the picture of MTB 670.
I hope that we may learn more of the fate of MTB 670 as already displayed in recent messages.

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Re: MTB 670

Postby Stanbridge76 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:09 pm

Hello Mary
I think my dad Bill Wright was on MTB 670 from new also and served in the Med until Nov 44 so it looks likely that Ken and Bill served together.I have posted pictures of him with some of his shipmates so have you seen your Ken in any of these.
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Bernie

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Re: MTB 670

Postby MaryBrennan » Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:33 pm

Hello,
I haven't identified my father in any pictures yet, but I will upload some of ours.
Thanks for post

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Re: MTB 670

Postby MaryBrennan » Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:15 pm

Hello All,
As it is nearly Christmas, I thought you might like to see HM MTB 670 Christmas Menu 1943.
This rather crumpled piece of card was brought home by Ken Fisher. He enjoyed drawing. However, I have no knowledge about the accuracy of the menu, or if it was just Ken's dream of what Christmas meals should be like.
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Mary Brennan nee Fisher
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