Discussion in 'User Introductions' started by mark mccarthy, Jun 8, 2019.
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION RELATING TO MY DADS LANDING CRAFT ON D DAY
maybe introduce yourself a bit more
a bit of a loud introduction
perhaps you dads name and regiment might help
fathers name R H McCarthy (Ron) Able Seaman.
do you have his service records?
Get a copy of military service records
I have his parchment which simply shows COPRA.
you need to apply for his service records that will give you a good start in finding out more information
We know he was there with his crew but not sure what they did during d day campaign.
Mark apply for his service records this will give you a bit more info on his service this will then help you to understand the path he took through WW2
LCI(S) 534 was allocated to HMS Largs for duties as the Despatch Boat on the 6th June.
After this the LCI(S) were used in the Ferry Service in Normandy transferring troops from Landing Ships to the shore.
534 was in Normandy for 35 days and returned to HMS Tormentor twice in this period.
The photo that you posted was taken in May 1945. The two officers are Sub. Lt. D. Jordan, RNVR and Sub. Lt. R. E. Norvall, RNVR.
LCI(S) 534 was built by Brooke Marine Ltd and completed in March 1944.
Do you have any other photos of 534 and could you point out your father in the photo please.
well done Danny great info
You are a star and have answered a question we have discussed for many years. My father is to the right of the #4 with dark hair. I do have the back of the photo with the names you identifi
The reverse of the photo confirming Jordan and Norvall - dad is simply known as "scouse". We also believe LCI(S) 534 was at the battle for Walcheren but agsin no details. Any further info would be great
My dad with COPRA badge.
Thanks very much for posting the photos.
Glad the information was of use.
Forgot to mention that 534 was in 201 LCI(S) Flotilla.
534 did not take part in the Walcheren landings.
The LCI(S) that took part in Operation Infatuate were LCI(S) 501, 503, 508, 510, 514, 525, 527, 528, 532, 538.
Attached is a photo of LCI(S) 534 taken on the morning of the 6th from HMS Largs. Not the best quality I am afraid.
Many thanks! Do you have any crew info for infatuate- wondering if he was on another craft?
Possibly LCT 980 as the crew lists seem remarkably similar.
Hello Mark and Danny,
I can send the names of 18 officers and men as written up by LCI(s) archivist Les Jordan (Cox'n LCI(s) 530).
I can send a better quality photo of the 6th June : and the film it was taken from if you want.
Several similar shots of 534 on D Day filmed from HMS Largs.
I'm off to Normandy in a few moments returning on Sunday afternoon so will send doc then,
Many thanks. Anything you can do would be great myself and my brother in tend to make a presentation pack to all the young ones in the family.
Regards and safe trip
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