The Coastal Forces Heritage Trust

Contact Us

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

The Coastal Forces Heritage Trust covers small craft operating under Royal Navy command for offensive and defensive purposes from the formation of Coastal Forces in 1919 up to the present day.

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: 07506596109


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
Tetron Point
William Nadin Way
DE11 1EG

Tel: 01283 227912 or 227913

War Medals

Information is available at

Applying for medals (you have to be Next-of-Kin), medal policy, qualifying periods, contact the Medal Office go to:

CFHT Trustees

  • Vice Chairman: Alan Watson OBE