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886


Name:
Mark O'Shea (osh.oshea@gmail.com)
Date:Sun 18 Jun 2017 08:09:23 BST
Subject:24 ASRU OC Squadron Leader Frank Thompson MBE
 

Would be interested your members have in any information relating to my Grandfather Squadron Leader Frank Thompson MBE who was OC 24 ASRU at Gorelston circa 1943-44. I have some photos and documents of his service which I am happy to share with anyone researching.

 
 
885


Name:
Jackie Ockenden (jackie.ockenden@sky.com)
Date:Fri 19 May 2017 13:54:38 BST
Subject:Looking For Anyone who knew Hubert (Blackie) Greenwood
 

Hello, I am looking for anyone who knew/served with my dad "Blackie" Greenwood RAF from 1929-1953 served on Air Sea Rescue Launches. Dad left RAF Halton and was serving in Calshot 1929 and was there when we won the Snyder Trophy, Malta, Gibraltar, North Africa, Sicily, Italy, around Battersea Power Station (around Battle of Britain time). Dad was serving in Bermuda 1936-1939 when he was recalled to the UK and arrived at the tail end of Dunkirk.

I have several pictures of dad including his boats. He was posted to Porthcawl WO1 Coxwain 1st Class in the early 50's. I know its a long shot but does anyone remember dad?

Jackie

 
 
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Name:
Robbie Cozens (robbiecozens355@btinternet.com)
Date:Fri 07 Apr 2017 13:52:33 BST
Subject:Graham Hollbrook (Olly)
 

R I P Oly , Sorry to read of your passing now you can swing the lamp and enjoy a pint with Skene and many more.

 
 
883


Name:
John Leech (john.leech146@sky.com)
Date:Tue 28 Mar 2017 15:48:42 BST
Subject:Marine Craft Unit, RAF, Bridlington
 

Mrs. Linda Ellis and Mr. Frank Bull of Bridlington are writing a book on the full history of the Marine Unit at Bridlington from its inception well before WW2 till closure in 1986. They would welcome for consideration personal photographs, anecdotes, indeed anything that would describe or illustrate the unit's long association with the town.
Please advise me if you can help and I can then put you in touch.
Mrs.Ellis has already had a book published on T.E.Lawrence's RAF career interludes at Bridlington which is available on the Amazon books site.

 
 
882


Name:
Joe Thomas - Membership Secretary (membership@asrmcs-club.com)
Date:Mon 27 Mar 2017 20:05:42 BST
Subject:Graham Holbrook - R.I.P.
 

It is with great sadness that I pass on to all members that Graham unfortunately lost his battle with cancer on Monday 20th March.

See below for details about his funeral:

The date of the funeral is 4th April 2017:- Time 2.40pm at

Barham Crematorium
Canterbury Road
Barham
Near Canterbury
Kent
CT4 6QU

01227 831351

All are very welcome to join us afterwards at Olly's old watering hole, the Anchor Public House, at the far end of Abbey Street,
ME13 7BP. Should you wish to attend a reply of numbers would be gratefully appreciated.

Love from Julie, Paul and Steve.

 
 
881


Name:
Markham Jones (markhamjones@bt.connect.com)
Date:Sat 18 Mar 2017 09:45:54 GMT
Subject:your photos
 

Hello Robert
I am the PRO of the Club and I can assure you that we would very much like to see your photos and indeed find out about your fathers history in the Branch. I must tell you that it is not always easy to find facts out as the records are very sketchy but I will try to help you as best as I can as I am sure others in the club will also do to the best of their abilities...I will email you directly with all of my contact details.
Regards
Markham

 
 
880


Name:
Robert Methven (robertmethven@hotmail.com)
Date:Fri 03 Mar 2017 09:48:55 GMT
Subject:Robert (Bob) Methven
 

My father Bob Methven served in Air Sea Rescue from 1939 up until when he de mobbed in Portsmouth in 1953.
I have images of him and a number of the boats he served on. Somehow he managed to take them!!
Would the Club be interested in seeing them?
Also I was wondering if there is a way of finding out if any of his crew are still with us. Bit of a stab in the dark as they would all be in their nineties at least, I have first names only.
Regards Robert Methven

 
 
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Name:
Kip Miller (kingsleymiller@yahoo.com)
Date:Fri 06 Jan 2017 08:42:39 GMT
Subject:List of videos
 

I have produced a number of videos on YouTUBE which your members might find of interest;

Royal Air Force Marine Branch 1918-1986
'For Those In Peril 1943'

https://youtu.be/VfJmPvze5LU

Motor Torpedo Boats (MTB) 'Spitfires of the Sea' World War Two 1939-45

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inLBea7OiNc

The Coastal Forces Heritage Trust

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R18qvpL4YBg

Many thanks,

Kingsley Miller

 
 
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Name:
Mike Coster (mike.coster@outlook.com)
Date:Wed 28 Dec 2016 17:16:10 GMT
Subject:November 2016 Remembrance.
 

Were there any photos of this years Remembrance events? WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY %26 PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR NOT FORGETTING A HEALTHY ONE !!!!!

 
 
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Name:
Chris Massingham (crm@pony35.co.uk)
Date:Wed 21 Dec 2016 17:28:38 GMT
Subject:Christmas Wishes
 

Very Happy Christmas to everyone, in particular those who put so much effort in to running the Club.
Chris

 
 
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Name:
E Frank Thackeray (fthackeray@clear .net .nz)
Date:Fri 16 Dec 2016 06:54:47 GMT
Subject:Xmas Down Under
 


Christmas wishes to all my old shipmates 1954/62 may you have a good xmas with your families and friends and may the year 2017 bring with it good health and another great reunion. I am only sorry that my trips home to the UK always seem to be at the wrong time of year but family weddings etc. come first though I always manage to catch up with a few shipmates on my visits

E Frank Thackeray
Lower Hutt

 
 
875


Name:
Joe Thomas - Membership Secretary (membership@asrmcs-club.com)
Date:Tue 15 Nov 2016 10:02:22 GMT
Subject:Passing On of Club Members
 

To All Club Members.

It is my sad duty to inform you of the Passing On of Club Members, Ray Anderson and Dick Breeds

Ray sadly passed on in Plymouth, Friday 11th November 2016.

Dick sadly passed on, Sunday 13th November 2016 after suffering a heart attack. He was due to join up with other members of the Xlub that day for the Annual Remembrance Sunday Service at Sea off Newhaven

Funeral details will be posted as soon as they become available.

Joe Thomas
Membership Secretary

 
 
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Name:
Chris Massingham ex fitter (crm@pony35.co.uk)
Date:Sun 13 Nov 2016 10:11:45 GMT
Subject:Webfoot Winter 2016
 

Barry and his team have done it again, the magazine looks to be full of interesting articles, not read it through yet, but looking forward to it. Thank you.

 
 
873


Name:
Joe Thomas, Membership Secretary (membership@asrmcs-club.com)
Date:Thu 04 Aug 2016 21:12:25 BST
Subject:Club member Brian Cory
 

Hi everybody, does anybody know the whereabouts of Brian Cory, last heard of early 2014 at Camborne in Cornwall.

Any info greatly appreciated.

Joe Thomas

 
 
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Name:
Joe Thomas - Membership Secretary ASR/MCS Club (membership@asrmcs-club.com)
Date:Mon 20 Jun 2016 20:08:53 BST
Subject:Funeral details for the late Len Mulberry
 

Lens Funeral will be held at Western Mill Crematorium on Thursday 23rd June at 12.00.

Thank you

Joe Thomas

 
 
871


Name:
Joe Thomas (ASR/MCS Club, Membership Secretary) (membership@asrmcs-club.com)
Date:Sun 12 Jun 2016 12:45:38 BST
Subject:Passing on of Len Mulberry
 

To All Club Members.

It is my sad duty to inform you of the Passing On of Club Member, Len Mulberry.

Len sadly passed on, Wednesday 8th Jun 2016.

Funeral details will be posted as soon as they become available.

Joe Thomas
Membership Secretary

 
 
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Name:
John Parsons (seagull4@talktalk.net)
Date:Thu 09 Jun 2016 10:10:12 BST
Subject:Boat in the Blue
 

I have recently obtained a second copy of Doug Pereira's book, "Boat in the Blue". I have had my original edition since its publication in 1985, so this one is surplus to requirement. Consequently, it is free to the first Club Member who calls me and stakes a claim. Just one condition, the claimant must make a donation to Club Funds. ( For your information:- Amazon's price ranges from £25 for a used copy and £200 for the one New Copy) This copy on offer, is pristine and I defy anyone to tell the difference between it and a new copy. I'm not expecting anyone to match Amazon, but any donation to the Club will be most welcome.
I look forward to your phone calls and good luck to the first caller.
You will find my home details on the Club Membership List.
Regards to all,
John Parsons

 
 
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Name:
John Parsons (seagull4@talktalk.net)
Date:Thu 09 Jun 2016 09:38:06 BST
Subject:Boat in the Blue
 

I have recently obtained a second copy of Doug Pereira's book.

 
 
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Name:
Membership Secretary (membership@asrmcs-club.com)
Date:Sun 22 May 2016 16:02:16 BST
Subject:Funeral of Gathorne Tuckerman
 

The joint funeral service of Mavis (15 July 1923 – 15 April 2016) and Gay (11 April 1921 – 03 May 2016) Tuckerman will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday 31 May 2016 at Christ Church, 36 Cricklade Street, Swindon Wiltshire SN1 3HB. This will be followed by a private family committal at Kingsdown Crematorium and then a reception in celebration of their lives at The Royal Oak, Bishopstone near Swindon, SN6 8PP from 12.30 p.m. onwards.
Everyone is very welcome to celebrate Mavis and Gay’s long lives at The Royal Oak which is just 7 miles from Christ Church.
There is plenty of parking at both Christ Church and The Royal Oak.
To assist us with catering it would be very helpful if you could let us know if you are able to join us at The Royal Oak and if you have any specific dietary requirements.
Our desire is for family flowers only with charitable donations in aid of the Macular Society and Prospect Hospice, Wroughton either at the Church, via Mavis and Gay’s (separate) Tribute pages or c/o the Funeral Directors, Gerald W Burden, 37 Church Street, Amesbury, Salisbury SP4 7EU.

Joe Thomas
Membership Secretary

 
 
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Name:
Robbie Cozens (robbiecozens355@btinternet.com)
Date:Fri 20 May 2016 09:20:19 BST
Subject:Peret Currie R I P
 

Yesterday on my Absent Friends We will Remember them Face book Page it was announced that Peter Currie a former Marine Fitter had died after a short Illness Peter was in his 50's , No age at all , Condolences go out to his Family.
Thank you Robbie

 
 
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Name:
Joe Thomas (memebership@asrmcs-club.com)
Date:Mon 16 May 2016 18:39:02 BST
Subject:Passing on of Gathorne Tuckerman
 

To All Club Members.

It is my sad duty to inform you of the Passing On of Club Member and War Veteran, Gathorne Tuckerman.

He sadly passed on after a struggle with cancer on Tuesday 3rd May 2016.

Joe Thomas
Membership Secretary

 
 
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Name:
John Phillips Coxswain (caersais@aol.com)
Date:Thu 05 May 2016 09:10:54 BST
Subject:Old member
 

I do not know if I am allowed to log onto this page. I see a lot of names that I know. I was was in the branch from 1956 to 1967 and I served in Malta 1153 MCU the Holyhead 1113 MCU the Tubruk 1961 to 1963, Holyhead again the Gan 195 to 66. I suppose it is time that I rejoined.

 
 
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Name:
Robbie Cozens (robbiecozens355@btinternet.com)
Date:Wed 27 Apr 2016 21:15:53 BST
Subject:From Kevin Hopper
 

HI Robbie Just Letting you know that my dad died on Monday 18th April


I would be grateful if you could post something just to let people know that Wally Hopper has left the building, I was at Mountbatten today and it was nice to think about the old days


Kind regards


Kevin Hopper

 
 
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Name:
Frank Thackeray (fthackeray@clear.net.nz)
Date:Thu 21 Apr 2016 23:00:46 BST
Subject:WEBFOOT
 

Many thanks for the latest copy of "Webfoot". Each copy brings back many memories of my time in the RAF. It is sad that many of my old shipmates are no longer with us. Still it is good to see that they are remembered in articles in the magazine. Once again many thanks to those involved in producing such a good magazine as I am sure that it takes considerable time of research.

E Frank Thackeray
Lower Hutt

 
 
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Name:
Chris Massingham (crm@pony35.co.uk)
Date:Sat 16 Apr 2016 11:00:36 BST
Subject:Webfoot
 

They have done it again,another superb Spring/Summer magazine. Thank you. Just noticed the cost of postage, £1.27, how ridiculous.

 
 


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