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Memories of Service 4 - Harold Beven

Web (Full Length Episode) – 2017

John McPartlan
John McPartlan
11 Jun 2020 - 05.39am
Hi Trevor.
My Uncle served as a Petty Officer on LST199 as the radio/RT Operator, and he travelled to the US to collect the ship. Terry (Terance J) McPartlan was one of 5 siblings and we have a picture of him in uniform in Malta, with my Dad, who was there with the Royal Artillery. No date but are assuming this was before the Sicily landings.
Trevor
Trevor
5 Jun 2020 - 03.39am
My father Dennis Lemar served on LST-199. He participated in Special Operation Odyssey - Force J, which was the very secret practicing of landing tanks onto the beach in the west country in the UK. On D-Day 6th June 1944 at -11:00 hr, he left the spit head in Gosport aboard LST-199. LST-199 headed down mine swept channel 7 to the sector nan-white at Juno beach at Berniere-sur-Mer, Normandy, France where along with Harold, they landed tanks onto Juno Beach. I have lots of information to share.
Tim Beven
Tim Beven
13 Jul 2017 - 09.35am
Wow. Great stories Uncle Harold. Learning a lot about my family I never knew about! I will be trying to set my Dad's computer up (your youngest brother James so he can watch this.)
All the best. Tim Beven. UK.
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