Tony Chapman

Tony Chapman

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Archivist and Historian - LST & Landing Craft Association

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524 LCA FLOTILLA,

Tony Chapman of the LST and Landing Craft Association.
[Tony Chapman of the LST and Landing Craft Association writes on August 25th 2007: I've been unable to determine which officers were in command of specific LCS(M)s assigned to 524 Flotilla off Empire Arquebus.] Part II of the 524 LCA Flotilla story is based on material supplied by former Royal Marine HR Lofty Whitting (1994) and transcribed by Archivist/Historian Tony Chapman of the LST and Landing Craft Association (Royal Navy). Further edited by Geoff Slee and approved by Tony Chapman before publication.

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814 HMLCV(P) FLOTILLA,LANDING CRAFT VEHICLE (PERSONNEL),

When 1066 stubbornly refused to move the next morning, we were forced to remove our equipment and abandon ship!' I often wonder what became of 1066 after I left her in Ramgate. [Tony Chapman of the LST and Landing Craft Association writes; LCV(P) 1066 is recorded lost during exercises in the Richborough area of Kent during February 1944.]
814 Flotilla set off on the morning of June 5th to become part of that vast armada. [Tony Chapman writes:- Recorded as part of 814 Flotilla on June 5th 1944 are LCV(P)s 1064, 1065 , 1067, 1148, 1153 , 1154, 1155 , 1157, 1158, 1159 , 1161, 1170 , 1171, 1181, 1184 and 1250. Craft shown in bold are listed war losses in the assault area]. Our depot ship, Cap Tourane, took up position off Sword beach on June 8th, to become our rendezvous point for changing crews. [Tony Chapman, LST and Landing Craft Association writes; The Cap Tourane departed Tilbury at 0600 hours on the morning of June 7 th sailing in Convoy ETM 2 for service at Gooseberry 5 (Sword beach area, sheltered by the sunken blockships Becheville, Belgique, Elswick Park, Empire Defiance, Empire Tamar and Empire Tana.) She was later damaged by gunfire on June 22 nd and the 25th and later moved to Gold beach area on June 29 thIt was six days after first leaving Cap Tourane that we returned to her to take our first break. [Photo; Cap Tourane.] [Tony Chapman writes:- Since receiving Roys recollections I was in contact with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to advise them of the loss of Peter Haynes and Syd Liddle from 814 LCV(P) Flotilla. These are the recollections and impressions of former Royal Marine Roy Nelson as transcribed by Tony Chapman, Official Archivist/Historian for the LST and Landing Craft Association. (Royal Navy).

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HMLBK 6,HM LANDING CRAFT KITCHEN

In 1997 Tony Chapman of the LST and Landing Craft Association reminded crew member Les Hinchliffe, of the occasion.
That particular convoy was due off the Normandy beaches on D+1. (Tony Chapman)]. Able Seaman Les Hinchliffe's recollections were transcribed by Tony Chapman, Archivist/Historian of the LST and Landing Craft Association (Royal Navy).

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