Landing Craft Infantry - Large
Built in the USA, LCI(L) 305 was transferred to the RN on completion. She was transferred to the RCN on 29 Feb 1944. Paid off on 01 Sep 1944, she was returned to the RN and later in Jan 1948, returned to the USN.
Commanding Officers (RCN)
Lt Colin Bridge MacKay, RCNVR (was CO on 06 Jun 1944 for D-Day Landings)
Commanding Officers (RN)
Lt Henry Brian Healy, RNVR - 24 Oct 1944 - 20 Jan 1946
In memory of those who have crossed the bar
They shall not be forgotten
Soldiers wade ashore at Normandy from LCI(L) 305 - LCI(L) 295 on port side of LCI(L) 305.
Photo credit - Combined operations by Clayton Marks, London, ON
Photos and Documents from LCI(L) 305 after she had been returned to the RN
(PH01) LCI(L) 305 Christmas card (PH02) LCI(L) 305 on a cradle - believed to be in the UK (PH03) LCI(L) 305 rafted with damaged LCI(L) - Far East 1945 (PH04-PH05) Two pages from the Log of LCI(L) 305 - dated 06 May 1945
(PH06) Record of Movements for LCI(L) 305 - May to Dec 1945 (PH07-PH08) Cover page and first page from Standing Orders for LCI(L) 305 (PH09) Thank you note from the members of 2 mess LCI(L) 305 to Brian Healy on his departure from LCI(L) 305 (PH10) Flimsy for Lt Brian Healy for his tenure as CO of LCI(L) 305
From the collection of Lt Brian Healy, RNVR
Courtesy of Peter Healy