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    Posted: 01 February 2017 at 7:05pm
Hi there,

Just seen today great shots of MGB81 ashore for maintenance on Facebook ex Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust, straight on almost, with new anti-fouling....good to see of course, best to the team looking after our coastal forces vessels.

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Hello there,

By the by but saw MGB 81 on the TV show Impossible Engineering last night, repeat of course, seen before but had forgotten she was going to be on the show, one on the new aircraft carriers...looking at the propulsion systems developed form her to the carriers, great footage of MTB 2009 which was run on a gas turbine! went like...but the fuel consumption, of course the new carriers are effectively electric driven.. heave seas for the filming and much spray onto the bridge, comment was "we are soaking"!

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Hi there,

Many thanks, sure all agree what a magnificent site, lovely day shows she still has it with the bows clean out of the water there! like the new mount, certainly looks the part, so glad to see her up and running, thanks again,

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Another shot of MGB 81 at speed off the I.O.W.
Early morning on her way to France 4th June 2015. Now sporting a twin Oerlikon mount abaft the Bridge.

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Hi there,

Spotted on the face book another piece in the Daily Mail the other day on MGB81, hope it might lead to more support to get her going again, as per posts re the painting by R J Mitchell, great to see her in sunny Ramsgate one perhaps...

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Hi there,

Just update on the above really, almost by chance tuned in 15 minuets into the above, and it was again by chance, episode on the new carriers and showed MGB 81 at see, bit of a pounding and at speed, hope the show paid well for the fuel plus! was to illustrate high speed engines, presenter talked about her having three petrol Packards, clearly not mentioning what she has now, but looked great, as I say bit rough. Then footage of MGB 2009 in 1947 demonstrating use of gas turbines which the carriers now use.

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Hi there,

Just wanted to say that Yesterday channel is doing a programme called Impossible Engineering, and trailer shows MGB81, presenter saying "these were the Spitfire of the seas" great to see her underway, will look out for the show, save posting twice, great entry on RN/CF page, diary entry of MTB veteran, war ended, wrote to Mum, reminds not that we need it here, of the privilege we have today to be in democracy and the life we have today.

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Hi there,

Sure thought of by powers that be but....a justgiving web appeal raised 2,000 for sailing barge Westmoreland recently, understand a lot more needed for MGB 81 return to D-day, needs a month to run, if you reach or exceed target, you take the money pledged, but if fall short, you get nothing, but just a thought, still time to run...

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Hi there,

Just seen news that Heritage Lottery Fund have new fund for commemoration of WW2 and other events....very short now for this year and MGB81, possibly already being done I don't know....shame if not.....as per above, OK to comment not being there, but still.....

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Hi There,

Just seen latest from the CFV site and a proposed documentary re the Normandy landings, I presume nothing further heard re hope of getting MGB81 along....possible? funds ex commemoration/filming? time very very short I know, can only hope something can be pulled from the hat......yes I know, easy said, and not in my power...

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