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Offline Liam1980

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Research Help
« on: 06 October 2015 08:27:12 PM »
I have recently been given a list of my late Granddads Royal Navy Records. My knowledge is limited as he passed away before I was born. His name was Geoffrey White and volunteered on the 8.5.42 and this went into commencement on the 22.6.42. The list I have are the ships he worked on, again it's a copy so some names are hard to decipher. But the name Europa crops up a few times and he also worked on the motorised minesweepers, mainly MMS66 and MMS86. Throughout this time his substantive rating started as Air Mech 2cl (2nd class??) and then moved on to Stoker until his discharge in 1946 (Released in Class A). His Port Division Official No was KX156467 if this helps.

Thanks in anticipation

Liam White

Offline PhiloNauticus

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Re: Research Help
« Reply #1 on: 07 October 2015 12:18:16 PM »
If you could post up an image of his service record, then I am sure that someone will be able to decipher them

Europa - the shore base at Lowestoft, HQ of the Patrol Service

MMS.66 was part of the 119th Minesweeping Flotilla was based at Portsmouth/ also served in the Normandy Invasion Minesweeping Flotilla

MMS.86 was part of the 104th M/S Flotilla, which worked in the Nore (Thames Estuary)

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Re: Research Help
« Reply #2 on: 08 October 2015 02:18:41 PM »
Thank you so much. I am in the process of getting an image of his service records. Hopefully this will shed more light on things. Unfortunately his medals were stolen after my Grandma's death and could be anywhere by now. I've asked my Dad if he can remember what they were. 'Two Silver and a bronze' is the response I got.

Much appreciated

Liam White