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 11 
 on: 15 May 2018 10:56:21 AM 
Started by Yettoner - Last Post by Yettoner
I would apply for his arctic star

YOU will need the form on the mod medal claim site.

I would also apply for his Malta GC 50th anniversary medal

Regards

James

I did apply and have since received the Arctic Star, as regards the Malta medal do you apply to the MOD or is it a Maltese award?

 12 
 on: 12 May 2018 05:22:36 PM 
Started by mdtm1g14 - Last Post by mdtm1g14
Hi all,

As part of my degree I am taking a module in maritime archaeology and as part of that a group of us a conducting a survey into some of the 'wrecks' located on the Forton Lake mud flats.

The pieces we are currently looking into are a series of connected floating structures that initially looked like they could have been floating walkways in a dock.  So far we have identified similar structures used at HMS Hornet during the second world war, specifically used alongside the surrendered German E-boats.

Here is an image of them in use from the IWM:


I have attached an image of a 3D model created of the pontoons in situ.

If anyone has any more knowledge and or photographs areound this it would be very much appreciated.

Many thanks,

Michael

 13 
 on: 11 May 2018 08:38:11 AM 
Started by RichF - Last Post by RichF
An entry on my Father's Service Record reads "Momit Stewart (M.F.V.)  7 June 44"
I initially thought this would be the name of a requisitioned fishing vessel but am now wondering if it was a shore base from which M.F.V s operated.  Either way I have been unable to find any information.

Please can anyone tell me anything about Momit Stewart?

 14 
 on: 09 May 2018 06:13:01 AM 
Started by corunna - Last Post by corunna
Harry Hicks is my father who served on HMS Bonaventure as Stores Officer?  My family is dwindling and we did have a photograph of my father 'in whites' on the bridge.  Unfortunately over the years this has disappeared and now, especially my son (and myself) would dearly like to obtain a photo of Harry Hicks in his uniform. He was born 1902.
I myself served in the Royal Navy 1954-59 as LRO with last commission on HMS Narvik Christmas Is. (Atomic Testing).

 15 
 on: 05 April 2018 09:41:49 PM 
Started by Laurie Hartley - Last Post by James_harvey
His port division should be LT/******* followed by his seaman branch letter either J K L M etc then his number

 16 
 on: 31 March 2018 09:43:10 PM 
Started by James_harvey - Last Post by James_harvey
Hi All,

My grandfather served in Boom Defence.

Joined up 30 November 1940, port division Rosyth (Rooke) Official number R/JX 230549.

Served

HMS Pembroke 30/11/40-9/12/05 as OD.
HMS Wildfire (B.D.) 10/12/40-7/3/41
HMS Rooke 8/3/41-2/9/41
HMS Lanka (Port T) 3/9/41-30/11/41
HMS Lanka (Port T) 1/12/41-25/1/42 as AB
HMS Haitan (Barmill) 26/1/42-31/3/42
HMS Lanka (Barmill) 1/4/42-30/9/42
HMS Lanka 1/10/42-14/1/43
HMS Lanka (Barmill)15/1/43-30/6/43
HMS Highflyer (Barmill)1/7/43-21/4/44
HMS Lanka 22/4/44-22/4/44
HMS Kirriemoor 23/4/44-19/9/44
HMS Rooke 20/9/44-17/11/44
HMS Wildfire (Thames B.D.) 18/11/44-24/1/46.

Qualified for 39-45 star and Burma star on hms barmill a bar class boom defence vessel, qualified for France and Germany star on hms kirriemoor as went to seine bay in July 44

I applied for his defence medal as spent 7 months in Ceylon and port T and then 12 months in uk, the mod agreed that he had qualified after I provided proof that Ceylon qualified under the 6 months rule. So had more than 6 months qualifying time under that rule and 1/3 under uk 3 yr rule, have applied for Atlantic clasp as spent 6 months in Atlantic whilst qualifying for 39-45 star and then another 5 months on kirriemoor in the Atlantic. It depends on whether they feel inclined to issue as his original medal card is marked Atlantic?

Regards

James

 17 
 on: 31 March 2018 08:17:38 PM 
Started by jonesthecurry - Last Post by James_harvey
My grandfather served hms Haitian

 18 
 on: 31 March 2018 03:44:43 PM 
Started by James_harvey - Last Post by James_harvey
Medals of stoker petty officer Evans

Including his newly issued arctic star

 19 
 on: 31 March 2018 08:23:35 AM 
Started by James_harvey - Last Post by James_harvey
Looking for information or photos of hms barmill

 20 
 on: 30 March 2018 04:41:32 PM 
Started by TPalmer - Last Post by James_harvey
His medals are 39-45 star Burma star with Pacific clasp and war medal a very nice group

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