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    Posted: 7 hours 21 minutes ago at 10:39am
Hi again Grant

I have a number of pics of War Diary entries showing the various reports and witness statements, including one from your grandfather, on this incident. The documents suggest that this ship was carrying supplies from Piraeus to Kalamata and was lost in heavy seas. Do you have the entire diary, or would you like me to send the pics I have? If so, send me a private message with your email and I’ll gladly forward them.

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Another pic of 247 coy RASC (not sure where pic was taken) Grandfather has written on back left to right George Bramham Isle Of Wight, Harold Greer Isle of Wight and Paddy Bowman (Irish) I have other pictures of Grandfather in Palermo Sicily, looking at the columns behind this pic could be from there

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My Grandfathers trawler capsised at sea off Greece, from what i understand he was on a mine sweeping mission, this is a letter of recommendation for bravery, quite incredidle how it was asked for the boots to be returned! He never spoke of this event

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Hello Grant

I can’t help with the picture location and others with more knowledge/experience may contradict me, but from the War Diaries (available in the National Archive in Kew) this company was operational in Sicily and Italy. My father was posted to 247Coy  in January 1944 and I have a few pictures of him (unusually, with annotations on the reverse!) in both of these places.

Whether 247 was in France until the Dunkirk evacuation I don’t know, but you may get more info if you post this on the “WW2 Talk” website.

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Hi all i too seem to be having trouble uploading images, my grandfather George Bramham water sargeant 247 coy is on left of pic facing one of his men, not sure who other men are or where pic was taken if going off the writing behind them on the wall could well be France?
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My father also served in 247 Coy and I wondered if anyone could help with a question I have. The War Diary entry for 24th April 1944 reads “Cutters H268 & H269 on passage from Torre del Greco to Reggio machine-gunned whilst crossing Salerno Bay by American Air Force. No damage or casualties!” I have tried to find more info or pictures of H268 or H269 with no luck and I wondered if anyone could help.

I also have some pics of water transport and people (unidentified) which I could post (when I find out how to attach an image...) if anyone is interested.

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Hi Grant,

Many thanks for this and welcome to the forum, be great to see pics of your Grandfather in service there, all the best.

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Hi all, have just come across this forum, my Grandfather George Charles Bramham was a Water SGT with the 247 coy R.A.S.C Motor boats, I have quite a few photos of him with some of his men etc, i will endeavour to post them soon.
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Hi Dan and Daniel
 
Sorry Ive not  replied as  yet  with  any photos.  I was  excited to find someone  who`s  dad  had  served  with the 247 coy but time has  flown by.
 
I`m  having trouble uploading the  images  I have, perhaps i could send them via email If you could send me an address via Sawdoc999@aol.com I will send.
 
as mentioned I have  done quite  bit  of  research on the  subject  and I dont  know  where  to begin with  any info. i do know  you may  be  disappointed  with what they  send  from army  records. sometimes its  just  basic  information.  I  got  more  from the national archives  records office at  Kew.  tbhey  have the  war  diaries  there of 247 and the other  motor boat companies.  It  might  be  worth a  visit.  I have  brought  photocopies  back  with  me  but never really had the  time to sift  through them in detail.
 
If  you have any  general  questions I`ll be  glad to try  and  answer them. Im from the liverpool  area not  sure  how  far  away  you are  but  we  can correspond  in  email
 
Best regards
 
Kevin  
 
 
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