House in WW2. Greetings from Dundonald in Ayrshire. I’m trying to
find out what unit (don’t even know the service) was stationed in Fairlie
House during WW2, a stately home not far from RAF Dundonald. I know
nearby Dankeith House was the HQ for 516 and 1441 Squadrons, but it seems
likely that Fairlie House was also commandeered for wartime use. I know
men stationed there played football with the local lads. Any information
would be most welcome.
Regards and thanks
My Father, William Louthe, was a fireman on
the HMS Hilary at Juno beach. I am attaching information on him and
a wartime photo.
He is center back row. I am looking for photos of the crew, my father and
any information about him.
Thank you in anticipation.
I read with interest your article
on HMS Glenearn. My 97 year old Dad, Robbie Clark, remembers the ship as
the one that evacuated him from Souda Bay Crete just before the German
invasion. He says it was the last ship to leave. I wonder if anyone knows
when this evacuation happened. My Dad was taken prisoner at Tobruk on 21st
June 1942 and together we're trying to work out the timeline of these
momentous events in his life.
Preserved WW2 Landing Craft. Does anyone know where I could take
my Dad to see a Landing Craft for his 90th birthday in June. He served in
the Navy but missed the D Day landings due to a broken back.
Thanks to anyone who can help.
Tractors. I was recently looking through old copies of the Alton
Gazette (Hampshire) and came across the following for 6 January 1971 in
the ‘25 Years Ago’ section, '1946 4 Jan., two agricultural ploughing
machines returned to Wrights by the Petroleum Warfare Department after
working on Operation Pluto.’
Edward Walton Wright, traction engine
proprietor, moved to The Butts, Alton, about 1900. He died in 1933 when
business continued as Wright’s (Alton) Ltd. I am wondering if anyone
knows anything more about the ploughing machines that went from Alton to
be part of the Operation.
Dutch/English Translation. I’m looking for help in translating a
short story of the part my Dutch uncle played in WW2 and how he came to
fight with the Canadians against Hitler and his invasion. After the war
was over, he emigrated to Canada returning to his native Netherlands after
Thank you in
WW2 Vessel. I wonder if anyone can identify the vessel in the
attached photo. I think it may be the landing craft my late father in law
served on during the D Day invasion of Normandy. He said his craft carried
American soldiers and, I think, tanks. I also recall him saying that it
struck a mine after many trips back and forth across the channel. His name
was Kenneth Watkins and he was a south Walian from Cefn Fforest, though he
did spend a number of years working and living in Wolverhampton (pre war)
before returning to Cefn Fforest. (Click photo to enlarge.)
For any info' you can give me, I would be very grateful.
Badge. Greetings Geoff. As an avid collector of ships' badges, I
have located a picture of HMS MISOA, F117 LCT. I wonder if anyone has a
picture of this ship's badge or knows where I may find one. The badge is
a diamond frame and the ship has six battle honours and a motto
we came, we saw, we conquered.
With all this information to hand I'm keen to add an image of this
ship's badge to my collection. I would also appreciate any
pictures of wartime badges (crests ) of any ships / boats used by the
Combined Operations Command.
UK Merchant Marine, Captain
Adam Leask was in a north Atlantic convoy in the fall of 1942, when his
ship was sunk by enemy action. He and his crew were picked up and taken to
Halifax. Unable to acquire a command to return to the UK, he joined the US
Military and was given command of the Lt Colonel Matthews under the
Command of the Corp of Engineers. His ship proceeded to the Koksoak River in
Northern Quebec where the US were building one of three airports to ferry planes
to the UK. This was a secret war time venture code named Crystal 1 to 3. His
ship was towing a barge up this river when it apparently struck a hidden sand
bar. The ship and all its crew were lost. I've tried for years to find out what
happened to my grandfather and his crew. Were their bodies recovered? Where if
any are they buried? Was there any recognition given to any of them? Any
information or details of any place or person to contact will be greatly
appreciated. Thanking you in anticipation,
River Cruiser FARMAR, London.
The new owner of this boat believes it has an interesting WW2 history and would
like to find out more. It seems FARMAR was one of several similar craft built in
1937 by the James Taylor Boatyard for the gentry of the day in and around
Chertsey, Surrey. (N0165447 Reg 8/100).
It was likely commandeered for war use. Listen to
this youtube radio interview with video. If you can
help, please phone David Bradford 07835301423 or e-mail this website and your
message will be forwarded.
Ships bound for North Africa in
Did you board any vessel in Liverpool or the Clyde on/or about 8 November 1942
bound for Algeria. Do you recall the convoy code MKS 3 or ships named
Coamo, Mariposa or Borinquen? If so please
contact David on the link opposite.
Corp' Equipment. I am a 'Friend' of Fort Pannerden which is near the German
border in Holland where the Rhine enters Holland and splits forming the river Waal and the Pannerdens Kanaal. Fort Pannerden was constructed around 1870 and
has been recently renovated. During the early years of the "cold war" an
observation post was positioned on top of the fort. (Photo opposite). It was
manned by the Korps Luchtwacht Dienst from 1950 to 1964 when their primary task
was to observe the movement of Russian aircraft over the area.
Ideally we would like to reinstate an identical apparatus
which bears the trade name NEHOME and to find out more about it. Failing this we
would look at the possibility of making a working copy.
I will be very grateful to hear from anyone with information that might help us
achieve our goal. Just click on the e-mail icon opposite.
RM Commando Vehicles. I'm
currently marking up a 1943 Jeep in 48 RM Commando unit markings along
with Captain Martyn Heenan who is restoring a James ML motorbike. I
wonder if anyone knows what markings were used on RM Commando vehicles
involved in the D-Day landings - Combined Operations insignia or the
Commando dagger? ... and did the markings change later in the war? We
know the dagger was used post war, but we have also read that only HQ
vehicles used the Combined Ops badge. Any opinions or sources of
information we could consult would be very much appreciated. Cheers,
Sean. (Also on 45 RM Commando
Legasee - ‘Become a part
The Legasee War Veterans
Project is looking for volunteers who want to tell their
stories. As part of an exciting social history project, the film company
Legasee is looking for war veterans who would like to have their stories
filmed for posterity.
This footage will be used to
launch a unique online archive of interviews for use by schools,
colleges and members of the public.
To kick-start the project, we’re
looking for war veterans of any age who wish to recall their experiences
in front of the camera for the benefit of future generations.
It doesn’t matter what
campaign or country they served in, or what role they played. The
Legasee war veterans project is completely free of charge, with any
travel expenses paid – all we need is their knowledge, enthusiasm and a
small amount of their time to take part in the filming.
If you know anyone that’s
interested, please ask them to email me giving their name, age, daytime
phone number and brief details of their wartime service so we can
contact them to discuss this further. We hope to hear from you, and
please feel free to forward this email to any war veterans that you
think might be interested.
Dave Player [Telephone:
01992 719363; Mobile: 07881 814 707].
Photos of British Army and Royal Marine Cloth Badges in use on Uniforms.
I am completing a book which tells the story of the many cloth badges worn
on battledress, khaki drill and jungle green uniforms by the British Army
and Royal Marines between 1939 and 1967. I'm looking for original clear
photos of such badges being worn - especially from the period 1946 to
1947. If possible I would like to borrow original photos which will
be scanned and returned by Royal Mail Special Delivery within
few days. I am happy to pay any postage incurred. Scans at 600 dpi are
fine for my purpose if you would prefer not to send originals. If you can
help please contact me on the e-mail link opposite. Many thanks in
anticipation. Jon Mills
Combined Operations Badge. On 13 Jan 42
Mountbatten, Chief of the Combined Operations Command,
issued a general invitation for
designs to be submitted for a Combined Operations badge. On 19 Feb 42,
from the many designs sent in, one of several submitted by Lt. D. A.
Grant, R.N.V.R. of H.M.S. Tormentor, a landing craft training base
at Hamble, Southampton, was approved. Together with
his designs he provided notes relating to various images he thought
suitable to represent each of the
three services. He could not have
foreseen the use of his design well
into the 21st century in a number of countries worldwide. We
know very little about Lt Grant. If you have any information please let us
Naval Commando Uniforms. I've just joined Combinedops by paypal and
already I have some questions which you might be able to help me with. All
are about Royal Naval Commando uniforms. Firstly were green berets worn by
ranks and ratings and if so what sort of cap badge was worn by other
ranks? Secondly, did Royal Naval Commandos wear the yellow thread
tombstone Combined Operations insignia on their battledress or was it for
dress uniform? For those
Commandos trained as parachutists, were the wings worn above or below the
combined operations insignia on the right arm?... and finally
what colours of lanyards did each Naval Commando wear as I believe each
"letter" wore a different colour.
thanks for any help you can give. Simon Moore.
Greatstone , Kent - PLUTO Bungalows.
I have started a website for Greatstone in Kent (where I live) at
www.greatstone.net. I am working
on building up the history and wish to add some information on PLUTO
which passed through the area. I have read your page on PLUTO and other
information but can find no specific references to the role that
Greatstone had in the operation. There's plenty about Dungeness but
nothing about Greatstone.
I am told, by a local resident that some of the bungalows in Leonard Road,
Greatstone were somehow involved given that they are known locally as
'PLUTO bungalows.' Were they used to house pumping stations? If so pumping
from where to where? How many were there etc etc. Did the pipelines go
under the sea from Greatstone or from Dungeness? (given that some people
do not differentiate between the two).
I am hoping either you can help me or you know someone who can. Thanks in
anticipation. Peter Faulkner
PLUTO - Pipeline Under the
Ocean. The Vicar of Pear Tree
Church in Southampton was recently advised by a visitor that 'Old School
House' in Pear Tree Road (opposite the church and built by the church
before 'state' schools were common) was the wartime operation headquarters
for PLUTO. However, he cannot verify that this was the case. No doubt the
information is held in the National Archive in Kew but both the vicar and
I would be interested to hear from anyone with information about this.
If we can verify this account I'll
add information and photos (courtesy of the vicar) to the website's
Brontosaurus 1945/HMS King Alfred 1942. These group photos include my
dad father and I'd love to hear from anyone in the photos or
anyone who has any information about them. My father was Sub Lt Islwyn
Vaughan RNVR. He served as follows in combined ops; 5th LCP (L) Aug 1942
- Deippe, 520th LCA July 1942 - Point De Hoc, Normandy, Nov 1944 509th Flotilla at E Schelts & Holland Many thanks in anticipation. Rob
Mississippi River Boats. I'm
seeking information on and photographs of the following two Mississippi
River Boats... the US Northland and the US Southland. They
were, I believe, stationed as a camp overflow, near Inveraray, Loch Fyne,
Scotland during WW11. Several of their sister ships were sunk crossing the
Atlantic to Britain. US contacts state that there were no Mississippi
river boats with these names?
Any information on these boats, or any others known to have made the
crossing to the UK, would be greatly appreciated.
Lest We Forget. My Father served in
WW2 in No 6 Commando.
Just prior to his death he gave me an interesting book called 'Lest We Forget' by Dave Thibodeau, published in Canada, December 2000. My father's name was Vincent Henthorn,
who served in North Africa, Italy and was also a POW. To all his fellow
service men I commend you and thank you
for a job well done..
Sincerely and with respect, Lindon Vincent Henthorn, St Pete Beach
FL, USA. (11/06)
Brookwood Memorial to the
Missing. Captain Giles and Captain Forrester died in action on
Operation Archery - the Vaagso raid and they are commemorated on the
Brookwood Memorial to the Missing. Does this mean that (a) their bodies were
left behind at Vaagso and not buried by the Germans or, if they were buried,
that the graves were later lost or (b) the bodies were recovered and buried
at sea on the voyage home? Any information would be most welcome. Niall
Landing Craft on Loch Fyne. Is it possible to obtain the type and designator number of the Landing
Craft based at Lochgair, Loch Fyne during the period January to August 1942 and
their ultimate fates? Also if possible the A/A unit which set up their guns
(3?) just above the beach at Asknish House when exercises were carried
out with troopships anchored in Loch Fyne. As
schoolboys we were more interested in exchanging our white bread and jam
pieces for the soldier's bully beef and wheaten biscuits than taking
vessel names and numbers! Thanks. Lennox Mackenzie.
Military Hospital in Inveraray, Scotland.
Does anyone have
information about the Military Hospital in Inveraray? I understand that
initially it was based on two hospital ships anchored off Inveraray and later
transferred to a building in the grounds of Inveraray Castle. Any information
would be gratefully received. Shelley. (9/05)
Sherman Tanks Dumped
in Loch Fyne. I'm seeking any information relating to Sherman Tanks
said to have been dumped in Loch Fyne in at least 90 metres of water after HMS
Quebec closed. We have professional deep water cameras and would like to
obtain footage of the tanks, etc. with a view to producing a travel/history
documentary which will add to the history of the area and the Combined
Operations era of WW11. Still photographs of HMS Quebec, Sherman tanks landing
etc, would also be of interest. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Walter Deas. (Readers may be interested to know that should
this video go ahead it will be a follow-up to "Loch Fyne" a travel/history
PLUTO. The son
of Lt Col Howard EVERETT CRE 21st Army HQ E & M (PLUTO) RE Companies
548 & 796, has a lot of un-published and detailed information about
these two companies who ran the European pumping complex after D Day [Cherbough
to Germany. He would consider making it available to any serious
enquiry. He would like to hear from relatives of the Officers and Men
under his father’s command, before and after the pipe line was laid.
Please e-mail, write or phone Dr Christopher Everett with details, firstname.lastname@example.org 8
Wetherdown PETERSFIELD GU31 4PN tel 01730203008
Medal Ribbon with Rosette.
I have a photo of my father, Leslie George Robins, in uniform bearing a
with a rosette upon it. From what I've been told this was only worn by air
crew in the Battle of Britain. My Father,
to the best of my knowledge, served only in the RM. If anyone can help
explain this apparent
contradiction I'd be very grateful. Many thanks. Bern Robins. (5/05)
The 11th (Scottish)
Commando March. Being a piper in The Scots Guards during the war,
followed by a stint with The Gordon Highlanders, I have many pipe music
books, but unfortunately I can't find the Commandos march. Can you, or a
visitor to your website, help me at all? Thank you very much in
anticipation. Major George Thom, T.D. (rtd.). (4/05)
British & American
Forces in WW2.
I'm currently doing some research for the BBC. We're thinking of making a
series following two units, one British and one American, through their
experiences in North Africa, Sicily and the Italian campaigns. Ideally
we'd like to cover the British and the Americans working together, but it
seems that the troops hardly ever mixed at all. I was wondering whether
this might be slightly different when it comes to Combined Ops. I know
that 'combined ops' refers
amphibious missions - but do you know whether in the special forces,
paratroopers/commandos, there was some sort of cooperation? Thank you in
anticipation. Alex Stevenson. (4/05)
Memorial to 1st Engineer Special Brigade.
The inscription reads; In proud memory of our dead. 1st Engineer Special
Brigade. H Hour 6.30 hr D Day 6th June 1944. The location is likely
to be a Normandy
beach. It is known that some memorials were constructed during, or shortly
after, WW2 as per this explanation by
CHARLES B. MacDONALD, a former deputy chief historian at the US Army's Center
of Military History.
Soon after the end of the war, veterans
of the 1st Engineer Special Brigade, which incurred the heaviest losses in
Exercise Tiger, did just that, erecting a monument
on Omaha Beach to their dead, presumably to include those who died at Utah
Beach and those who died in preparation for D-Day.
If you know anything about it please get in touch. (2/05)
'GRB' No 9 Commando,
I bought a little wooden box at a car boot sale. On
the inside of the lid, inlaid into the wood, is a Combined Operations
insignia with the inscription '9 Commando, 14 August 1944, Sorrento.' At the
top are the initials G.R.B. I would really like to find out more
information about the soldier concerned. Can anyone help or offer advice?
PLUTO, Arromanches & 60th Field Co Royal Engineers. My father was a
corporal, later sergeant, with the 6oth Field Co RE. He died 7 years ago. He
was a plumber heating engineer after the war and I now run the company he
founded. He told me he trained with PLUTO on the Isle of Wight and then was
posted to Normandy, l suppose arriving on D6 as planned, and helped set up the
valve and pipe-work on land. He always said he was posted to Arromanches,
which does not figure in your excellent article
re PLUTO; could this be correct and if you are not sure could you direct me to
a web site which may assist further. l am visiting Normandy in March and would
like to see where he worked. Many thanks for your excellent article. Regards,
Peter Griffiths. (1/05)
HMS Runic [Operation PLUTO].
I am trying to find some photos of the ship my father served in while working
PLUTO. I believe it was one of the inshore barges. (11/04)
The Vera Radcliffe
- Mulberry block ship.
I have found your site to be very helpful. It is nice to see the British
contribution being highlighted. I am particularly interested to find
information about a block ship, the Vera Radcliffe, sunk I believe as part of
Gooseberry sector 4 near Courselles. My father, Donald Morrison, was an
engineer on board this ship while it was being placed and scuttled. He also
served in the British Merchant Marine through most of the war on the Atlantic
and Russian convoys, including PQ17. He was injured during the scuttling of
the Vera Radcliffe. (11/04)
LCT (E) 399 - Tracing
My Grandfathers footsteps. My grandfather was a motor mechanic on
board LCT(E) 399. I’m trying to trace what he did during the war. My
grandmother has memories of him being based on the Isle of Wight and made
frequent visits home. She remembers him having to leave suddenly to be part of
a rescue mission but he never went into any more detail. His
service record doesn’t go into any detail so if anyone can tell me where I may
find anything I will be very grateful. (11/04)
Empire Broadsword 1944.
I'm a French diver looking for any information, pictures, veterans, anything
really about the Empire
Broadsword which sank on Omaha on July 2nd 1944. Every contact will be warmly
The Commando Association.
I am researching my father's No4 Commando
history. His name is Arthur Bickerstaff and he is the 8th listed on the Union
Jack flag posted elsewhere on your site. I am reading a book called the
Fighting Fourth about No4
Commando and most of its source material comes from The Commando
Association. Do you have contact details for this Association as I can't find
it on the NET. Many Thanks. (11/04)
Walcharen Veterans. My name is Lt Col
Matthew Tresidder RE from the Royal Military College of Science (RMCS),
Shrivenham. In June 05 I will be leading a visit by the staff at RMCS to study
the operations at Walcheren Island. I would be delighted to hear from anyone
who took part in the operation who would be interested in accompanying us (at
no expense) to give us the benefit of their experiences. We will be
accompanied by the historian Richard Holmes but your perspectives on the
operations from a first hand experience would be invaluable. Please drop me a
note by email or call on 01793 785674. I look forward to hearing from you.
Many thanks. (11/04)
Project Plough & Geoffrey Pyke. I was
wondering if there are any veterans of Combined Ops who might have worked with
Pyke or on the Plough Project? I realize that they would have had to be very
young at the time, but I assume there are some veterans of the COHQ still
around. Any information in this matter would be greatly appreciated. John
I found your site (which is so interesting) as I am trying to find any
information of what 'action' and where L200 went during WW11. My father in law
served on it, and since his death my husband is trying to find out more
detailed information about her. I have details of where she was built (USA)
and came here under 'lend-lease' and that she was returned to the USA and
from the Navy list April 46 and then converted for merchant service. Thanks in
advance, this means a lot to my husband and his mother. (10/04)
Which Flotilla - D-Day +2?
I am trying to find out what flotilla my dad would have been in. He was a
coxswain on LCAs (Royal Marines). He took the Canadians in on D-Day +2 and his
name was Frank Mustow. Any info would be a great help. Thanks. Dave Mustow. (10/04)
Badges Insignia etc.
Whereabouts can you get badges etc for Combined Ops? I was on Combined
Operations with the Merchant Navy at Inveraray. I signed Comb Ops Merchant
Navy Order 1943. Its a wee while ago noo! Nostalgia! Faithfully. O,S. Ramsay
Millen (Please confirm e-mail address - messages to you are bouncing). (9/04)
No 10 (I.A.) Commando
- No 5
Troop. I am trying to find information about the uniform worn by the
Norwegian No 5 troop of the No.10 (I.A) Commando... insignia. beret and other.
Can anyone help me please or suggest where I might look? Kind regards, Tommy
Larsen, Tromsoe, Norway. (9/04)
HMS Robertson & HMS Roseneath. I am trying
to get information about Navy land bases H.M.S. Robertson & H.M.S.
My father, a Royal Marine, was posted to H.M.S. Copra September 1943 and
trained as a coxswain... later promoted Corporal/acting Sergeant. He took part
in the D Day landings, was posted to Robertson in 1946 and Roseneath in
1947.Any information as to their location and function would be appreciated.
Farther was POX3395 Corporal Maurice Vowell. Service from 22 August 1938 to 21
August 1950 Died 20 April 2000. Thanks! Doug Vowell. (9/04)
USA troops in Fochriw S Wales 1944. I
am researching the history of the village of Fochriw re. the training camp
there during and after the 2nd WW. I know American troops were stationed there
and also a munitions and petrol depot in 1941 - the 219 Petrol depot manned by
the RASC. The local old colliery feeder pond was also used as a pontoon
bridging camp in the early
1950's. I would appreciate any information you or visitors to your website may
have. Many thanks in anticipation. (8/04)
HMS Daffodil. Are there any survivors of HMS
Daffodil (Train Ferry No.3) that sank off Dieppe 1945 who knew my father AB
Charles Edser (Bob). (8/04)
Medical during Normandy
Landings. I need to gather
information on the medical assets and formations deployed during the Normandy
landings. Unfortunately I have a very short time scale and there seems to be
very little information around, I would be
grateful if anyone could point me at a website or any other source that could
assist. Any help appreciated. Many thanks.
Naval Combined Operations
Badge. In WW2 my father
served in the Royal Navy and I'm looking for a
Combined Ops badge he
described which had a rope entwined around the anchor. Even a photo or drawing
of the badge would be of interest. Thank you in anticipation.
WW2 French Medal. My father was in REME
from 1939 to 1945 including Dunkirk with the 5th Regiment attached to the
guards unit and he was awarded some medals but unfortunately they were stolen.
He has replaced 3 but still missing is a medal
issued by the French government. He is 85years old and in good health living
in Canada. Can anyone help by giving us information about this medal
especially its name. He remembers it as being bigger than average. (8/04)
American WW11 Hospitals in
England. Can anyone please help? I need information/identification of
the hospital near Tavistock, Devon and the Odstock
Hospital near Salisbury, Wiltshire. I would also like to contact anyone who
was a patient in
either hospital, or who was a medic. Thank you, Iris. (7/04)
Tanker Convoy TM-1. I am
researching Tanker Convoy TM-1; 9 tankers from Trinidad to Gib, 7 sunk by U
Boats, sailed T'dad 28 Dec 1942, 2 survivors arrived Gib 14 Jan 1943. Vessels
carrying much needed fuel oil for Op Torch. My brother in law was on Tanker
Cliona one of the 2 to get through. He says when they arrived at Gib the whole
harbour was full of ships from carrier "Illustrious" down, and then one night
they all sailed and the harbour was empty. I assumed they were there for Op
Torch but that took place in Nov. Does anyone know why they were there and
where they went? Tony Sweeting. (6/04)
HMS Iris & HMS
Daffodil. My father was at Inveraray with the RN and talked of the
Iris and Daffodil. Does anyone have photo's of these vessels? I am also trying
to get a photo of the Empire Arquebus that he was on in D-Day, he took landing
craft assault to
gold beach. He was also at Sicily and Salerno with landing craft, the ship
was the Duchess of Bedford which he says went via the cape and the Suez.
Practice landings at
Gortenfern Beach, Kentra. For many years I have been visiting
Gortenfern Beach near Kentra on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula in Scotland. Over a
period of 30+ years I have discovered countless spent rounds, mortar
fragments and shells, and other bits and pieces. Can anyone tell me what
units took part in these operations, which seemed to have taken place in
February 1944. I'd like to hear from anyone who took part or can provide
info on what took place (objectives etc) and on what beaches in the area. And were they based in Dorlin
House? I can provide contemporary photos, from 1990 on,
of the area. Thanking anyone in advance. David Firth. (6/04)
Portsmouth. Can anyone confirm or deny that the underground
headquarters (ughq) at Fort Southwick Portsmouth was used by combined ops. The ughq was purpose built for use as a command and control centre for operation
Overlord but I have heard that combined Ops used it first. Bob Hunt
& E-mAil (Also on research
Book entitled Op.
Jubilee? Does anyone have any
information on a book entitled Op. jubilee? Sorry, no other details other
British Publication. Many thanks. G N Heal. (6/04)
Stolen War Medals.
My father served and fought in WWII in 1939. His name is Henry J Shearing
and he was a merchant Seaman.
He received many metals which have been stolen and I would like to have
them replaced. Mr. S. Shearing. Newfoundland. (6/04)
I am looking for information regarding personnel needed for any of the
re-enacted events that I am told
are planned.... American, Ranger, or British, etc. Thank you. Dave. (5/04)
I'm 78 and
who was a
LCT 980, I
on LCA 591
flag is a
most of No
sewn in a