No. 2688 Early 1960's

By John Hills

RAF air sea rescue launch 2688 returning to berth in early 1960's  ?

Photo:No. 2688 returning to its berth

No. 2688 returning to its berth

This page was added by John Hills on 18/01/2009.
Comments about this page

My father served on this boat in WWII and I wondered if you have any historical information about it, particularly the time it was involved with D day. I believe this vessels captain was named Storey, and the boat could have operated in Portrush - Ireland and Stranraer - Scotland.

You could always make contact with the Newhaven Museum - or pay them a visit! They have a lot of information of the RAF and its boats at Newhaven.


Andy - Editor

By Ian Thomson
On 11/08/2009

I have just checked the harbour logs for 1939-45 and 2688 didn't visit Newhaven then. Pete

By Pete
On 28/08/2009

You might find this site useful, it seems a bit temperamental-sometimes opens sometimes not. A lot of photos of boats & crews

By Pete
On 29/08/2009

THe RAF Museum at Hendon has the Movement Record Cards Form F78 for all vessels which should tell you the units that 2688 was allocated to. The website above will show the locations of the units. No idea of the cost though. Pete

By Pete
On 30/08/2009

My grandfather Jim Allen was the coxswain on 2688 throughout the war.

I'm going to pursue more information too. 

I have his jumper and a few other bits too.

Glad to hear someone else with an interest.

Best regards,


By Tom Partridge
On 09/03/2016

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