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Post  Bob Pearson on Tue 18 Oct 2011 - 22:19

During the war the 30th Flotilla, later renamed the 54th Flotilla operated out of Lerwick on ops against occupied Norway. Does anyone know where the records of these flotillas are kept. I have checked out the archives at Kew, but whilst there are a handful of files I am surprised there are not more.

If anyone knows where these records are kept then I would appreciate a shout.

The main period of interest is 1942 - 1944.

Many thanks in advance,

Bob

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Post  hoh on Wed 19 Oct 2011 - 22:47

Hei Bob.
It is my suggest that you make an inquiry to Marinemuseet (Nor. Naval Museum) at Horten.
They have been very kind and helpful to me on several occations
Log in via http://forsvaretsmuseer.no/nor/Marinemuseet/
mvh hoh

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Post  Bob Pearson on Thu 20 Oct 2011 - 10:54

Hi Hans Olav,

Thanks for the mail. I will send Horten an e-mail later today. Portsmouth Naval Musuem have been contacted and I now await their response. Hopefully, between the two there will be some top info.

Thanks again and best wishes,

Bob


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Post  Cutstone on Thu 20 Oct 2011 - 13:33

Bob, have you checked the reference pages in the various books about the subject:
- "Angrep i skjærgården" av Jon Rustung Hegland
- "Klar til storm" av Arnfinn Haga
- "The waves are free - Shetland / Norway links 1940 - 1945" av James W. Irvine
- "Norske torpedobåter gjennom 125 år"
- "De drepte våre menn" av Sven Erik Grieg Smith (About MTB 345)
- "Norges sjøkrig 1940—1945" av Steen, E. A.

There is also a good overview here of a few of the operations, with dates:
http://shetlopedia.com/The_Norwegian_MTB_Flotilla_in_Shetland

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Post  Cutstone on Thu 20 Oct 2011 - 13:47

Also check out this site Bob, that I just found. A lot of intersesting stuff here:
http://www.calmview.eu/ShetlandArchive/CalmView/TreeBrowse.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&field=RefNo&key=D50
Click on the + in front of nr. 8.
There are some stuff about the MTB operations there. Don't know what, but I would love to check it out!!
20p pr. A4 page, can end up being a lot of money Smile
Anyone here from Shetland?

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Post  Bob Pearson on Thu 20 Oct 2011 - 20:33

Good call on websites - excellent material. The books: I have James Irvine's account, but the others I need to seek out.

Mails have been fired off to Horten and Portsmouth Naval Museum - now awaiting their replies.

Thanks again, Cutstone

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