This site was launched at the end of December 2008.



Most of the photos used on this site belong to me Chris Timms. The copyright of Rod's personal photos belongs to me Chris Timms. I am unsure of the copyright of some of the other photos. Written permission to use anything on these pages must be obtained from the copyright holder.



 I very much welcome any additions or corrections that you may have to enable all of the information on this site to be as authentic as possible.



During its first year of publication this site had 15,825 hits.



If you know of any websites specifically relating to Coastal Forces of World War Two please send me an email with the address and after looking at them I will consider putting them on the Links page. 



If you wish to contact me please do so via chris(at)

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I live in St Neot, Cornwall


I (Chris Timms) did not serve in the Royal Navy, I had a career in Psychiatric and General Nursing. RMN & SRN (later RGN) This ranged from being a Staff Nurse in both Psychiatric and General Hospitals in Haywards Heath and Brighton Sussex, a Charge Nurse in a Psychiatric Hospital and as a very early Community Psychiatric Charge Nurse (CPN) in Brighton and Hampshire. (CPN Cert) In Cornwall I was the Nursing Officer for CPN's, later becoming a Nurse Tutor in P2K and Post Graduate Community Psychiatry. (RNT, Cert Ed & M Ed). I retired at the end of 1996.


I have edited National magazines for the CPN Association (a founder member) the VW Cabriolet Owners Club for 10 years and was the editor of the community magazine for the Parish of St Neot in Cornwall England for over 10 years. I have also an interest in simple web design also running a tribute website to both my Father-in-law and Mother-in-law. I also run a website for the Parish. I also have an interest in early Anglo-Saxon coins and have produced a website about them.