Shore Base Puzzle

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Peano-55
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Shore Base Puzzle

Postby Peano-55 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:59 pm

Hello,
I was wondering if anyone can please help me with the name of the shore establishment on the attached photo?
Probably looks similar to many of the time (circa 1945?), but I was hoping the rather distinctive shoe box like building in the right background, with what looks like stair wells in the corners, may spark a memory?

Many thanks,
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Re: Shore Base Puzzle

Postby Admin » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:12 am

I believe that's HMS Mantis at Lowestoft. Do you have a boat number for the crew shot please?

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THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. © IWM (A 14911)IWM Non Commercial Licence

Peano-55
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Re: Shore Base Puzzle

Postby Peano-55 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:06 pm

Hello Admin,

That's excellent! Thank you.

The number on the back of the photo is 769 so I guess the boat is MTB or MGB 769?
I think the boat is a Fairmile D?

Thanks

Bill


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