Navy Command has provided my grandfather with some dates relating to his service as a radar mechanician with Coastal Forces and apart from his Service in Europe with both CFMU1 & then CFMU2, it also provides some dates for his service with actual vessels. Apart from one stint on destroyer HMS Winchelsea all are motor launches and I wonder if anyone knows which flotilla they were part of and where they were based on the dates given:
ML118: 03/11/44 to 13/11/44
ML 153: 26/11/44
ML 490: 14/11/44
We think they were in Ostend at this point but can't find any confirmation and the Navy records we have do not specify the location. It seems to be quite difficult to find information on these particular boats (typical!) and, whilst the fascinating information on ML150 on this website was a great find, details are conspicuous by their absence on sites such as: http://www.unithistories.com/units_brit ... orces.html
I hope someone can help!