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The Caretaker of Lloyds Bank, Wind Street, called us to help him get the incendiaries off the partly flat...

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One evening, which I will never forget, was when Nanna Slee and Granpa Charlie had the six o'clock news...

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Servicemen and their girlfriends were going into the Corn Exchange, jeeps and cars were drawing up and we...

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In 1940 when I was two years old, we were living in Married Quarters at RAF ST. Athen in South Wales....

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All doubts about who they were disappeared as they moved towards door but before they could reach it, the...

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All the Colonel asked me was "which unit were you with before you were commissioned?". When I told...

War Memoir: Evacuated to Kent and Wales

During the school holidays, which we were not allowed to spend in London, I was staying with Joan and Duggy...

Being Evacuated: From Acton to Glamorgan

A short ride and we were at Acton Main Line railway station, where our parents and teachers shepherded us...

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Some Memories of Schooldays in Swansea during WW2

I was fortunate enough to pass the Scholarship, which I sat in about June, 1939 and I was then able to...

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Swansea was faced with a terrific ordeal on these three I consecutive nights in the heavy enemy attacks...

Enid's RAF Memories

Later my friend Gwyn and I decided to volunteer to go to RAF Colerne, near Bath, in Wiltshire... I went...

Nursing in the war

Six weeks later we left King George V Dock in Glasgow on the troop ship AWATEA - incidentally when this...

World War II Changed My Life ,as it did many others, in so many ways, some good, some bad

When Mrs. Ambrose decided to move to be with her daughter, Mrs. Morgan's daughter, Nellie Thomas,...

The Twins - Our Life As Evacuees

So for whatever reason we were sent to Chichester where we joined what appeared to be children from a...

'Kids at War' - A Short Story by an Evacuee

'My dear' he said, 'Nobody can take all four of you'. Once again I stated that we should all stay together and it was some time before I would accept the fact...

I will lift my eyes up unto the hills . . .icon for Story with photo

We eventually arrived in a small village, Llanwrda in South Wales, and from the village square the evacuees...

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Plotting & Ops Officer - A4146004 HMS Eaglet, Liverpoool; HMS Phrosopine, Orkney; HMS Heron I.O.W. over...

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My uncle Albert had been a Boy Sailor, he had gone to sea when he was fourteen and seen action in the...

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