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Royal Marines D Battery 1st HAA Regiment MNBDO

Discussion in '☆☆ New Recruits ☆☆' started by Richardj, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. Richardj

    Richardj New Member

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    Hi All
    Newbie looking for information on Royal Marines D Battery 1st HAA Regiment MNBDO which I believe my Father Richard Jones served in with his pal Tom Porter.
    Please get in touch in you have any information, it would be great to hear from you.
    Best regards
    Richardj
     
  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 Member

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    Hi Richard

    What makes you say that is his unit? I only ask as the Royal Marines and HAA (Heavy Anti-Aircraft) Regiment don't really go together. The later would be Royal Artillery.

    Do you know what MNBDO stands for?

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  3. The_Historian

    The_Historian Pillboxologist Patron  

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    Welcome to the forums!
     
  4. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Welcome Richard. I can't really answer your question since I'm on the wrong side of the pond. However, you might request his information from the MOD. You can read through this site
    http://www.ww2f.com/topic/26956-requesting-uk-service-records/
    It will provide the steps you need to follow.. Also I would suggest that you register and post your query at our sister site ww2talk.com. It has a much more British and continental view than we do.
    Good luck.
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Found this piece of information.
    Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation

    Present at North African landings in WW2. Present at Sicily landings. Present at Anzio.
    Present at Normandy. Believed composed of mainly Hostilities Only Royal Marine Commandos during WW2. Utilised for beach defence role following assaults on defended positions. Composed of Bofors AA guns and other weapons.


    https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/units/4942/mnbdo-1/
     
  6. John Mallace

    John Mallace New Member

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    Hi RICHARD, my dad Robert McNab Mallace served with D Battery and your dad’s name is on the association list as is T Porter I have recently found, my brother had some papers. Shows a RJ Jones from Weston Super Mare. John
     

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