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Nursing from Northern Ireland to Bombay: Plus the Colditz Hymn-bookicon for Recommended story

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The 6th Battalion was formed in Holywood, in October 1940, the Commanding Officer being Lt Col W H Stitt,...

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Mother had many other women helping her so when war came along and she was asked to start many new...

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Our designation was Clerk/Special Duties which was working as plotters in Fighter Command operations and...

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Ours was called Albert Macshiels - which even I could see was a strange name for a Belgian. Among us all we...

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Omagh during the War: A Childhood Memoir

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The Regt. really got stuck in removing bushes and all kinds of debris and preparing paths to our Nissan...

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