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Evacuation 1940: Life as a Farm Boy in Cornwall - Chapel, Oil Lamps and Signs of Waricon for Recommended story

Uncle and Aunty would arrive for the evening service with the preacher if they had been entertaining him or...

Evacuated: Clapton to Cornwallicon for Recommended story

My parents were Dave and Millie Harris and we lived in Mayola Road, Lower Clapton, London E5. My Sister,...

A View of the War from Cornwall - Part 1icon for Recommended story

The town of Redruth, where I lived, was not a target but, not that I knew at the time, it was once...

D-Day - 60th Anniversary, Part 1 (The Yanks in Truro)icon for Recommended story

In World War 1, two black US divisions fought in France. One division served with the French army, winning...

Bombings in Bristol and Evacuation to Cornwallicon for Recommended story

The bombing in Bristol had finished by then....

Young Evacuee: from Bristol to Cornwallicon for Recommended story

Mum and I were travelling home on the bus from grandmother's house in Oldland Common. An air raid alert...

Flotsam Supplements our War Rationsicon for Recommended story

W.A.A.F. Radar - On Duty 1945 (Cornwall - The Lizard)icon for Recommended story

The location was Cornwall and the Radar Station was RAF Pen Olver. The Coast Guard Station was very close...

Life in an RAF Spitfire Fighter Stationicon for Recommended story

Jack Gillard, 2828 Squadron, RAF Regiment....

The Bombing of Looe island.icon for Recommended story

The Bombing of Looe island. During the raid either a landmine or a bomb was dropped on Looe Island because...

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Grace Stocks' Wartime Life (Part 3)

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Raggedyass Kids

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Kenneth's first voyage in 1940 was on the Mary Kingsley, an old ship, and because it had been heavily...

Memories of when the Yanks came to Truro Part 2

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The Service Years (Part 11): RAF St Mawgan

The next two or three days were fairly routine, servicing outgoing aircraft, ensuring unserviceable...

The Bill of Fare

The distribution of pieces of kidney in a suet pudding was similar to that of silver threepenny bits in a...

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Meanwhile our French fishing boat was repainted in naval grey off Tresco and would return to the Helford...

VE Day Remembered

8 May 1945, an evacuee girl from London named Annie and I were sitting on a wall above the waterfall in the...

Memories of When the Yanks Came to Truro, Part 1

The 531st were responsible for the production at Boscawen Park of concrete barges and their loading of high...

An Evacuee's WW2 Story: From Paddington to Coverack, Cornwall

Like the owner of the bungalow I do not think Coverack was ready for impact of us or the many other...

The Unloved and the Unlovely, part 2

Our main pastime was to go down the hill to Finsbury Park underground station, where for a small amount we...

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This crew member, 22 years old P/O Jack Flemming RAAF landed in a field on Newpark Farm The farmer and his...

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