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Petty Officer Len A BRIDGE represents all those whose service was in the ROYAL NAVY’s COASTAL FORCES and specifically the role of their MOTOR GUN and TORPEDO BOATS, in both their DEFENSIVE and OFFENSIVE ROLES, protecting British Home Waters. Their small interdependent crews were involved in a heady mixture of, at times, most dramatic and dangerous work. Based along the East Coast in ports such as FELIXSTOWE, Yarmouth etc, with their PACKARD petrol engines, MTBs and MGBs were more vulnerable than the German diesel E-Boats. Cdr Donald BRADFORD’s 55th FLOTILLA was given the honour of leading the INVASION FLEET in on D-DAY.