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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The wood Wizard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2010 at 4:12pm
Quote from the BBC page from which you watch the news item.

The boats, which were involved in the evacuation from Dunkirk and the D-Day landings, among other missions, have been painstakingly restored with a grant from the National Heritage fund.
Ok that may have been a bit vague  but does hint at them both being at both places, but in today's Telegraph page 5 it states,
MGB81 was at the D-Day landings HSL102 the only surviving example of the 100 class launch that was used to retrieve airman who had ditched.
At last a statement that is correct or is it?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Christian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2010 at 4:41pm
Er, no.
There is another 100 class survivor in NZ called Carroma she is ex "W1".
And another in South Africa called Isle of Capri III ex "Malmok".
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The wood Wizard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2010 at 4:54pm
so, how many more mistakes are there in the history?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2010 at 6:38pm
Oh might as well dive in, not sure they got grant funding during restoration, sure Phil could say, National Heritag Memorial Fund and PRISM fund I read were used to BUY the craft,
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote marksaab Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2010 at 8:45pm
Originally posted by Christian Christian wrote:

Originally posted by The wood Wizard The wood Wizard wrote:

Nice to see footage of HSL102 and MGB81 on the water but oh such a pity that the facts are so incorrect, "both boats at Dunkirk" not so one in for repairs and crew on leave the other not even built. 40 knots, not likely either but then journalists always exagerate. A lot of people like the ADLS go to a lot of trouble to get facts right so why are they ignored they are the authority on the subject. Stretching the facts can only do harm in the long run so lets tell it as it should be.
 
But they never said both boats were at Dunkirk. I watched it twice again to be sure.
 


I think I'm correct in thinking they said they were at D Day! no Dunkirk
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The wood Wizard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2010 at 8:49pm
the quote below is from the text below the screen area that you are watching tohe footage on, I have cut and pasted for you.

The boats, which were involved in the evacuation from Dunkirk and the D-Day landings, among other missions, have been painstakingly restored with a grant from the National Heritage fund.
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It seems to me that most of you only see or hear what you want to. Try listening again and read the blurb in the papers and on the BBC web site.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote marksaab Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2010 at 10:10pm
Oh Lordy!  Does this thread really have to turn into a who said what on TV, bun fight!

Its TV, its never accurate! 

Surely its good news that the boats are staying in the UK and will be available to the public!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The wood Wizard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2010 at 10:34pm
now, who said they were leaving the country? last I heard they were possibly being broken up if no one bought them. again that was in the papers, Times I think
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 February 2010 at 9:12am
Yes, well that was I something I did read, could be burnt or sold abroad, possbily Germany! but any way, they are now here and done and dusted, hope that with the new location in Portsmouth they can get a good run out with people, albeit I know takes fuel and to organize, perhaps even further afield.
 
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