Inspired by a Tweet made by the Portsmouth D-Day Museum last week, I have recently been researching some slightly different small boats. The War Department also operated small fast boats for the British Army and many of these served, surprisingly, in the same theatres as Coastal Forces. Swallow was a War Department launch built in … Continue reading Swallow

Family Ties

Frederick Charles Herbert Guest Spitfires of the Sea is a website about Coastal Forces during the Second World War, but my own personal interests in history cover a much wider range of periods. Growing up in Stonehenge World Heritage Site and working in maritime archaeology means that I have already studied everything from prehistory to … Continue reading Family Ties