MGB 647

Motor Gunboats (MGB) & Steam Gunboats (SGB)
Davidwoods
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Re: MGB 647

Postby Davidwoods » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:37 pm

Hi everyone
David Woods here. First picture is of Bill Wood and Frank Abbot.Dad wrote on the back of the photo as you can see. More to follow.
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Davidwoods
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Re: MGB 647

Postby Davidwoods » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:51 pm

Steve/ engineer
Sham Dyer/ Dwyer? I think Dad said he was coxswain ( from Isle of Wight)
Jim Deeming- in charge of the engine room.
I was born in Lancaster on the A6 road- trunk road to Scotland before the M6 was built. The traffic in summer moved so slowly past our house. I was around nine years old and sat in the front garden with Dad. A single decker coach passed and Dad got up and waved to someone on the bus; I saw someone wave back and the bus was gone.
It was Sham Dwyer. Passing ships in the night!
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Re: MGB 647

Postby Davidwoods » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:02 pm

Not sure where this was taken.
Dad struggled to remember names at this point and unfortunately couldn’t identify the first chap.
The rest; Dad/ Rocky from Midlands ( loading number on 6 pounder). Steve Izzard ( trainee jockey prior to war) 0.5 gun loader?
Ron Nelson - stoker ( cockney). Ginger Oxley- signalman- Yorkshire.
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