I had a very worthwhile visit with my father last week when I printed photographs posted by Eric Levin’s grandson and he was very interested. He remembers Eric Levin and told that when he was on cookhouse duty he made a wonderful rice pudding in an oblong metal tray which had a baked brown crust — apparently it was called Chinese Wedding Cake!!Hi I have managed to go through my Grandfathers photo albums and found a few Motor Launch photo's please could you help identify some of the faces places and equipment thanks . I have further done some investigation and found out most of the photo's were taken in 1946 at Ramsgate Harbour which was known as HMS Fervent.
He also mentioned an officer, I think a Petty Officer, in one of the photographs standing 2nd right next to Eric Levin (1st right) who he named as W D Herlock who was the son of the founder of A C Cars (I understand they made legendary sports cars).Photo: 3 Some of the Crew ML-149 my Grandfather on the right of the group possibly TLt W H Mitchell, TSLt Donald Clement Lefevre Nov 1944 - July 1946
In this photograph he told me it was the same Petty Officer W D Herlock, Leading Stoker Eric Levin and on the end a Leading Hand (name not remembered) signified as Leading Hand by the crossed anchors on his sleeve. Not a bad memory for a 90 years old.Photo: 6 My Grandfather with the officers of ML-149 possibly TLt W H Mitchell or with TSLt Donald Clement Lefevre Nov 1944 - July 1946
In this photograph he immediately identified that it was Glasson Dock, near Lancaster and stated that the building on the right was the Caribou pub/hotel which did rather well out of them during their stay!!Photo: 2 ML 149 i have no idea where and when please can you help (Nov 1944 - July 1946)
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