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January 2016

It is with great sadness that we have learnt that John Lambert, of John Lambert Plans, has passed away this month. John had been producing ships plans for over 20 years, and was a source of brilliant information, which allowed many an old boat to be brought back to original condition, for all to see and enjoy.

December 2015

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.

MGB 81 , HSL102 and ST1502 are at Hornet for the winter

August 2015
The steam pinnace SP 199 arrives at the PNBPT for the opening of M33.
SP 199 will shortly be installed in the cut within BoatHouse 4, on a permanent basis. This boat belongs to the Museum of the Royal Navy.
Also in the photo, HSL 102, MGB 81, HD 49 and in the background Green Parrot.

June 2015
Below photos of HSL102 and MGB81 on DDay trip to France 4th June 2015 visiting Pegasus Bridge, and 81 went to Coureulles sur Mere, Juno Beach.

April 2015

ST 1502 on the blocks at the old Coastal Forces base Hornet.
She is having 2 “new” engines fitted, which are similar Fords to the engines installed on restoration in 2004

February 2015

Dunkirk - A sailors story
This document was passed to Dennis Cox by the family of Robert (Bob) Hector after his death. It is particularly interesting because he skippered the Dungeness Lifeboat Charles Cooper Henderson (now Caresana) which the Trust is currently restoring. Bob Hector was a member of Portsmouth Branch of the Dunkirk Veterans Association and in the early 90's he spoke about Dunkirk. Most tales of the stirring events of May and June 1940 are told by the soldiers who fought their way back to the coast and then plucked by the Navy from the clutches of the more

January 2015

Sunday 1st to
Monday 9th June 2014

Our 6th pilgrimage to Normandy began as usual in the North West of England at around 9:30am on the Sunday morning, with two coaches and a minibus stopping to collect veterans who had travelled from all over the country on our route down to Portsmouth. With the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings widely considered to be the Normandy "Swan Song", all the veterans knew this year would be something special and they were very much looking forward to the week more

January 2015

After five years of hard work, we've rounded third base and are heading for home! The PT-305 project is gaining momentum on its final assembly phase due to the passion and enthusiasm of our volunteers. Our progress has been amazing: Just in the last year, we've logged more than 20,000 volunteer hours and fastened 36,000 silicon bronze screws! Also, the recently completed fuel tanks will be installed next month. Stay with us as we we strive to finish this boat over the next thirteen months. Hang on to your hats, it looks like 2015 is going to be one heck of a year!

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