Hi - just come across this thread which I can see hasn’t had any posts for a couple of years. I am currently looking through my Grandfather’s log and album from his time serving in the Med, including as Lieutenant on ML357 from 08/10/1943. His name was Arthur Dongray. Stuart Thurston - one of the photos does list a “Thurston”, your Grandfather I presume!
So good to hear from you, and the others who’ve replied as well. I’ve dropped back in on this thread every so often in the last couple of years hoping someone may have added info! Thank you for keeping the story of the boat and it’s crew moving along :)
As you may have guessed, we’ve not made any further advances in research - COVID etc...
I recognise your grandad’s name from earlier records online, and the blog referred to where there was confusion over ML/MGB name etc.
It would be fantastic to see the photo you refer to naming a ‘Thurston’ if it’s possible? As you may notice on the two later photos posted on here (which I think were on that previous site with history of the boat?), grandad doesn’t appear. It would be great to find there is an image with him confirmed with other members of 357 crew.
Thanks again Tamsin, and you others who’ve added information