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I had an Unusual War

This was followed by my next move to Northcoates in Lincolnshire, a Beaufighter 236 squadron of coastal...

My Meeting with Colonel Montgomery Head of British Intelligence

After a while I realised that the officer that I had met was Colonel Montgomery, the head of British...

American Soldiers in Omagh during WW2

A weekly visit to Omagh's streets of a US military band playing the popular tunes of the times was much...

Story of the Virgin Soldier

The British launched a huge artillery barrage against the Germans which Robert says is recorded as the...

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A Strabane Airman Rememberedicon for Story with photo

One of the survivors of 150 Squadron, Group Captain Randal, wrote to Leslie's brother, Vic., in 1991...

Tom Hewson's Soldier's Story - Part 7

On one occasion during the time our Headquarters were in College Gardens, Colonel Frere told me I had got a...

War Baby in Belfast

I was particularly drawn to the story of a girl called Helen who became a Wren and worked a teleprinter and...

Tom Hewson's Soldier's Story - Part 5

I discovered that I had two brothers in law already in Kent - both Sergeants, as I was, and each was in...

N Ireland rationing from a Southerner's Perspective

But you see, we were in Northern Ireland and whilst we were rationed in the same way they were rationed in...

My Memories of WW2

He was once in a camp with Douglas Bader but was separated because one was navy and the other army and...

The Alarm Clock Bomb Scare

We went down to the one on the street so we were all together and it ended up sometimes you had a...

The Passing of the Americans: In Northern Ireland

We, children, lived on a Refugee Settlement Farm in Northern Ireland, Millisle, County Down; on the coast...

A Belfast Easter Present

I'm scared, Dad doesn't usually shout at Mum. As I turn the corner I look back and see Mum and Dad...

Billy's Bomb Shelters

Billy and the kitchen ladies were very disappointed with the quality of the dessert sent to them by Meals...

Wartime Memories of Belfast

We lived with Grandfather and Aunt Sarah and Uncle Robert Purdy, and their daughter Ethel aged 4 years....

Celebrity Events in Ballymena

Weapons included .303 Lee Enfield Rifle, .45 Webley Revolvers, MKI Sten Gun, No 36 Grenades, No 38 Grenades...

The Blitz and Ballymacarretticon for Story with photo

Down side of the Lagan in the former village of Ballymacarratt and a large proportion of the incomers were...

‘The Sister That Walks In The Night’

Rebecca Bracken nee Sheridan was born in 1916 at Gortaree, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland on the border...

Training to be a WRNS Wireless Telegraphist and My Posting in N. Irelandicon for Story with photo

At the beginning of 1943 I volunteered for the WRNS as a wireless telegraphist, and on the 25th May, aged...

Air Raid Precautions in Ballymena

Quite a lot of churches held their evening services in the halls as it was virtually impossible to blackout...

MY WARTIME BUSINESSicon for Story with photo

I said “Jack went up over the border, up to Willie White's up at Killea,” the big black hut...

Memories of Belfast during the War Years

During the war years I lived in Thirlmere Gardens between the Antrim and Cavehill roads in Belfast. Apart...

With the Suffolk Royal Engineers

In addition to routine office duties, the CQMS allocated to me the amending of King's Regulations,...

Evacuated to Ireland

A. No there was just My Mom and Dad, my brother Jack and I. When I was 6 I was evacuated to...

Joshua Mulholland's War Childhood in Belfast

Trinity Church was bombed one night and at the back of us Eglinton and Carlisle Street was practically...

Teenagers in Wartime Belfast

People thought Belfast wouldn't be attacked because it was so far away and when it was bombed, we were...

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