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Stories categorised in 'Weaponry and Equipment'. These stories may contain references to other themes.

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The Millionaire Mobicon for Story with photo

On returning to Scotland and Inveraray in particular, I was again accommodated on the Southland with the...

Getting Down To Business

In our company, one platoon was made up entirely of Reserve personnel, commonly referred by the Active...

One Pilot's War

With the onset of autumn, 1943, Adams regained his medical flying category and, following a short refresher...

Woolwich in the War

One of the German planes landed in the back garden between Ann Street and Robert Street, in lower Woolwich,...

Called to the Colours

From the Preliminary Training Corps at Beverley those of us selected for posting to the Royal Armoured...

Sam's War

GLIDER PILOT ORIGINS During this time Winston Churchill was mightily impressed with the German raid on the...

Secret Training on DD (Swimming) Tanks. Preparations to retake Singapore

This bilge pump also had to cope with the water that splashed over the screen and into the tank, a hazard...

War Memoirs with the 12th Lancers — May 1939-Dec 1941

I remember being detailed to drive a prototype Scout Car which steered on all 4 wheels, having a little...

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Memoirs of Working at the ROF Glascoed

The Factory had about 6 sections and each had a canteen but by this time they were brick buildings fully...

Arthur Rose

One day I was detailed to drive a car commanded by a Lieutenant to Beccles Aerodrome to collect Major...

Marching on to Laffan's Plain - Chapter 13icon for Story with photo

Instead I was working in the Naga Hills at altitudes of a few thousand feet, a most refreshing change.The...

My Life in the RAF (Part 5).

East Kirkby was originally a decoy 'drome' for being near to the East Coast, they hoped the Germans...

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But we never saw a German aircraft during the Battle of Normandy. The first time we went to the Omaha Beach...

Two Men and a Model

The Coxswain, know familiarly as Cox'y was named, Walter George Philips, the Captain was Lieut. The...

A Rifleman's War

Their commander's puritanical, even Cromwellian style of command led to 3rd Division's proudly...

Memories of a Wartime Erk in the RAF

Technically we were attached to RAF Shawbury, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire, but we never went there and the...

ATC Adventures, then the Real Thing

I have got an idea we had something to eat and drink, but the trouble was every time a biggish bomb landed,...

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