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Dennis Reeve

It was some 72 years ago that I met Dennis. At the time I was drafted to serve on MGB 647 during the Italian/Adriatic campaign in 1943. For the crew it was a most sad and mournful time, having returned… Read More

Wallis Randall

Tributes have been paid to long-standing London Branch member Wallis Randall, who died peacefully on 9th June, 2015 after a long illness. Quietly spoken, Wallis always enjoyed a laugh, and was an active… Read More

Douglas Biddiscombe

Douglas Biddiscombe died in the Cholwell House nursing home, Temple Cloud near Bath on the 6 April 2014. He was 92. Douglas had served as a motor mechanic in HM Coastal Forces from 1940 until his decommission… Read More

Kenneth Arthur Speed

It is with deep sadness that we learn of the death of Ken Speed. Ken was a shipmate who served onboard MGB 647 in the Adriatic during 1944–45. Coming from a village environment in the heart… Read More

Leonard Charles 'Rover' Reynolds

Leonard C Reynolds OBE DSC, affectionately known within Coastal Forces circles as ‘Rover’ Reynolds, has died aged 89. His nickname, acquired during his service in Coastal Forces, was a reference to… Read More

Bertram Thomas Foulds

Bert joined the London Branch of the Coastal Forces Veterans Association about twenty years ago. He was one of our quieter members: a good listener, followed, where necessary, by his own quietly expressed… Read More

Donald Campbell

It is with a great sadness that we record the death of Donald Campbell.

Donald was one of the early joiners of the CFVA, having come aboard in February 1982, and carried the membership (CFVA)… Read More

Peter Shorer

Peter volunteered for the Navy at eighteen but failed the medical; he had had rheumatic fever twice as a child which had left him with a heart condition. Six months later however, he got his call up… Read More

Andrew Banger

Andrew Banger was born in Stirling, Scotland. He had three brothers and one sister. His mother worked in catering and his father was a chauffer.

Andrew moved to England with his family at six… Read More

Harry Leader

The news that Harry Leader had ‘crossed the bar’ and now rests in calmer waters was received with a great sadness.

There will always be very warm memories of Harry; having then only very recently… Read More

Brenda Coombs

We send our deepest sympathy to Alison and sister Pat and family at this sad time with the cherished memories we hold of a very sincere friend and shipmate.

It was at Lowestoft HMS Mantis where… Read More

Peter Henry

Leading Seaman Peter Henry DSM of Seaham, County Durham died Sunday 26th October 2008 at Sunderland Royal Hospital aged 85. Beloved Husband of Freda and cherished by all the family. Peter served with… Read More

George Alfred Heard

It was with great sadness that the news of ‘passing into calmer waters’ by George was received by the London Branch (of the former CFVA). Although unable to attend recent meetings he remained a loyal… Read More

Howard Spencer

This quiet and gentle person was a loyal member (2911) of the Coastal Forces Veterans Association (London Branch) and will be sadly missed by all who knew him, and especially by his two children, Paul… Read More