LCI(S) 534

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  1. mark mccarthy

    mark mccarthy Member

    LOOKING FOR INFORMATION RELATING TO MY DADS LANDING CRAFT ON D DAY
     
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    maybe introduce yourself a bit more
    a bit of a loud introduction

    perhaps you dads name and regiment might help
     
  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    thank you
     
  4. mark mccarthy

    mark mccarthy Member

    fathers name R H McCarthy (Ron) Able Seaman.
     
  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  6. mark mccarthy

    mark mccarthy Member

    I have his parchment which simply shows COPRA.
     
  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    you need to apply for his service records that will give you a good start in finding out more information
     
  8. mark mccarthy

    mark mccarthy Member

     

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  9. mark mccarthy

    mark mccarthy Member

    We know he was there with his crew but not sure what they did during d day campaign.
     
  10. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    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
     
  11. DannyM

    DannyM Member

    Hi,
    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.

    Regards

    Danny
     
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  12. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    well done Danny great info
    thank you
    regards
    Clive
     
  13. mark mccarthy

    mark mccarthy Member

    Danny

    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
     
  14. mark mccarthy

    mark mccarthy Member

    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
     

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  15. mark mccarthy

    mark mccarthy Member

    My dad with COPRA badge.
     

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  16. DannyM

    DannyM Member

    Hello Mark,
    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.

    Regards

    Danny

    534 6th  june.jpg
     
  17. mark mccarthy

    mark mccarthy Member

    Danny
    Many thanks! Do you have any crew info for infatuate- wondering if he was on another craft?
     
  18. mark mccarthy

    mark mccarthy Member

    Possibly LCT 980 as the crew lists seem remarkably similar.
     
  19. ddaycolin

    ddaycolin Member

    Hello Mark and Danny,

    Very interesting.
    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,

    Best
    Colin
     
  20. mark mccarthy

    mark mccarthy Member

    Colin

    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

    Mark
     

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