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Many thanks.

Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda to all from Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Brilliant photo.
On vacation Up State New York. A fair bit of snow here over night.
LCV and LCV(P), Landing Craft Vehicle (and Personnel) ? able to carry 36 troops or 3t vehicle

Landing craft vehicle LCV (10-11 tons)

No.579, lost at Inverary, W Scotland, December 13, 1942

No.584, sunk off Inellan, W Scotland, March 15, 1943

No.597, lost in Home Waters, September 12, 1942

No.719, cause and place unknown, June 1944

No.752, 754 (total 2), lost in "Fidelity", sunk N Atlantic, December 30, 1942

No.798, lost in Home Waters, September 25, 1942

No.801, broke adrift and holed, Portsmouth area, S England, October 18, 1944

No.802, lost in tow in Home Waters, August 2, 1945

No.814, lost in Home Waters, January 30, 1945

No.825, blew up during exercise off W Scotland. Date given as May 21st-22nd, 1943

No.894, lost on service with Royal Army Service Corps, CTC, Rothesay, Scotland. Date reported, February 1944

Landing craft vehicle (Personnel) LCV(P) (10.5-13.5 tons)

No.1016, 1029, 1031, 1033, 1044-1046, 1049,1054, 1056, 1062, 1065, 1084, 1088, 1093, 1098, 1101, 1102, 1104, 1106, 1111, 1114, 1117, 1120-1122, 1124, 1129, 1132, 1133, 1139, 1146, 1153, 1155, 1157, 1159, 1165, 1170-1172, 1184, 1188, 1201, 1204, 1211, 1216, 1218, 1242, 1245, 1246, 1248, 1249, 1251, 1255, 1260, 1262, 1264 (total 57), June, lost in Operation Neptune, Normandy Landings, N France. Date approximate, June 1944

No.1040, capsized off Newhaven, S England after engine room flooding, November 1, 1943

No.1066, lost during exercises, Richborough area, Kent, SE England, February 1944

No.1103, abandoned at Chichester, S England, November 20, 1944

No.1129, sank, Portsmouth area, S England, November 25, 1944

No.1167, lost, Channel Islands, English Channel, July 15, 1945

No.1191, cause and place unknown, January 1945

No.1228, lost in Home Waters, November 27, 1944

No.1288, lost in Home Waters, July 13, 1944

No.1358, lost by stranding, E Mediterranean, April 1945

Christophe. New to the forum?
This was my father's service record.

Born March 1905 Barmouth, Merionethshire. Enlisted Royal Welch Fusiliers (Regular Army) Wrexham - 3/12/1923 Posted depot - Royal Welch Fusiliers - 9/12/1923 2nd. Battalion - Royal Welch Fusiliers - 12/8/1924 1st. Battalion - Royal Welch Fusiliers - 2/10/1925 Army Reserve - 21/11/1933 Mustered at Wrexham - 2/10/1939 8th. Battalion - Royal Welch Fusiliers - 6/1/1940 9th. Independent Company - 15/5/1940 1st. Special Service Battalion - 10/11/1940 No.1 Commando - 4/3/1941 Posted to 204 Military Mission - India Command (China) 17/3/1942 Transferred to Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers -7/3/1943 Discharged in the rank of WO1 to a commission - 13/12/1943 Emergency Commission as 2nd Lt Indian Army Ordnance Corps - 14/12/1943 Posted COD Agra - 16/1/1944 Returned to UK - 11/9/1945 Released from military service, date not known Died September 1974

He was a NCO at the same time as Henry Brown and they kept in contact, Henry visited dad in Barmouth mid 1960's early 70'sl
My father was enlisted into 1st. Special Service Battalion - 10/11/1940 as per my avatar no 1st. Special Service Battalion - badge nor patch?
Hope its OK.
I started last year whilst in America, our grandson wanted a drawing for a school project, so I drew this and when I returned home I drew a few more.
I've put the posting under Just for laughs? Giving x stitching a rest this winter for fun I tried my hand at drawing, these are only two of the forty or so I've drawn over the last few months, getting better SLOWLY? Hope you like them?
Some badges I think were without the Commando lettering l could be wrong?
I would surmise that service records were pretty accurate, even more so "if on loan" to the Commando,(as all Commandos were on loan and were on their regimental pay roll). An individuals movements within units, leave, transfer etc, are well documented in his service record.
But records of service within the Commando, other than photographic and perhaps family accounts are a bit harder to verify.
If available a soldiers pay book would hold far more info of a soldiers movement, as his pay book went where he went.
Don't really like football, drew this the other night whilst match was on.
Just got a call from Jan, he got his fathers info from the address below, he was unable to send info electronically so here goes?

Ministeric Van Defensie
DCDI/SEMI Statische Archicfdiensten
Post Bus 7000
6760 NC Terkrade
The Netherlalds


Have contacted Jan Timmer, who's father Willem was in 10A will let you know if Jan has any info.
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