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A Wartime Kid's Personal Storyicon for Recommended story

When walking on Riddlesdown, between Purley and Sanderstead, Mum and I saw a lot of army vehicles parked in...

A Surrey Childhood 1939 to 1945icon for Recommended story

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It was decided that as my husband Nigel was on the reserve of the Sherwood Foresters and would be called up...

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Whilst at Bushey Park I saw famous men and leaders of the Forces, both British Officers and Generals as...

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Although I very well remember the German air raid on Croydon airport during the early evening of 15th...

FOOD for Thoughtsicon for Recommended story

Well, with tinned food rationed for many years - and rarely seeing the tasty sardines - I ate three tins...

My ATS Service: Guildford, Church Crookham and Caserta, Italyicon for Recommended story

Off to Church Crookham After my training was completed, I was posted to Church Crookham near Aldershot and...

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A few weeks later he contacted me to say that he was raising funds for war effort, and asked if I would...

Raising a Baby Through the Bombingicon for Recommended story

My husband had an aunt who was cook to the then Countess Cowley who lived in a mansion in Wiltshire. This...

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After a couple of weeks I was transferred to the hangar, Foxwarren 45, situated at Redhill Road, Byfleet,...

War Time Childhood in Surbitonicon for Recommended story

The planks were laid down and a bed made up for my two brothers. My parents decided to send me to Bedford...

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Peg's Story: Working for Snowdon Sons and Co in Crawleyicon for Recommended story

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Our instructions were: travel "on the cushions" to Eastleigh Depot, light engine to Southampton...

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If in our Surrey hills village before the WAR we could enjoy really dark nights 'choc full' of...

Memories of Doodlebugsicon for Recommended story

The first flying bomb to hit Cranleigh had landed in the Rookery, a small wood between the railway line and...

My Life in the ATSicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

In Weybourne I had an ATS Sergeant posted to my unit as an Officer's Mess Caterer. Overall I spent...

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I learned that evening that a barrage balloon had broken loose from its moorings at Croydon Airport and...

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I found myself as a Signals Corps trainee and sent to ex-King Farouk's luxury villa in nearby Kingston,...

Baptism of Fire: ATS Trainingicon for Recommended story

Recorded at Surrey History Centre for Gladys Newlyn ex ATS W/184369. We arrived at the gates of Buller...

Henry Lund's War Introduction and Chapter 1 'Leaving Home'icon for Recommended story

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Minna Chatrine Scott, nee Tofte, formerly of the ATS, in Warlingham with her Scots Terrier. Young Mr.B: May...

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