PLEASE NOTE: Since the Coastal Forces Trust does not have any full time employees, it it is difficult to keep abreast of enquiries.
The majority of questions may be answered by searching within our website or by reading a relevant book. By taking this route, you may obtain a far more comprehensive answer than the Trust can give.
If you do wish to contact us, all requests will be dealt with as quickly as possible but we do have very limited volunteer resources to deal with these. When making an enquiry, please provide your name, email address and contact number.
Definition of Coastal Forces
As far as our Trust is concerned, this includes only those craft that came under the control of Rear-Admiral Coastal Forces in 1940. These were MTB, MASB, MGB, ML and SGB, plus post-1949 FPB.
For queries regarding CF craft and people:
Coastal Forces Heritage Trust
Director of Coastal Forces Heritage Trust
The RN Museum (PP66)
HM Naval Base
Tel: 02392 727129
Coastal Forces Veteran’s Association
The Coastal Forces Veteran’s Association Librarian is also able to undertake research and may be able to assist in tracing former shipmates. Visit their website for further details:
The Links page will take you to other websites that relate to Coastal Forces or are useful sources of information.
The following addresses below may also be helpful:
MOD Service Records
Ratings Pre 1924, WRNS WW1 records, Officers 1756-1917 & all ship records:
National Archives (PRO) Kew
Tel: 02088 763444
Ratings 1924-1972, Officers 1906-1982, WRNS 1939-1971 and Reservists WWII:
Director of Naval Personnel Navy Search
TNT Records Management
PO Box 7814
William Nadin Way
Tel: 01283 227912 or 227913
Ratings Post 1939 and WRNS Post 1971:
Navy Command Secretariat 4
Mail Point G2
Tel 02392 628666/667/672
Information is available at www.gov.uk/guidance/the-ministry-of-defence-medal-office
Applying for medals (you have to be Next-of-Kin), medal policy, qualifying periods, contact the Medal Office go to:
- Vice Chairman: Alan Watson OBE