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Miles and Miles of Nuffing and Nuffing Africa,icon for Story with photo

Cyril Ernest Andre....

RASC Service, Juno Beach (D-Day) and Life in Wartime Birminghamicon for Story with photo

RASC Service, Juno Beach (D-Day) and Life in Wartime Birmingham...

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Pte. Barker

Even the Officer was quiet as we scraped the sand away to make a depression so our bodies would not show a...

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The Solum Incident

Air-raids on Egypt 1941

In the end, it must have dawned on someone in authority that we were serving no purpose by staying in...

VOLUNTARY SERVICE IN RAF WITH ‘80 SQUADRON

After re-equipment, 80 Squadron went to ‘Haifa’ in Lebanon’, and I returned to...

The War Diary Of Will S. Arnett, 1st Lt. USAAF -Part 4: December 2, 1942, (Tafaroui, Africa)

While we were at Algiers a B26 came in with his nose wheel up and made a crash landing on the end...

Leave and Leisure Between Operationsicon for Story with photo

RAF Shallufa was situated quite close to Suez and Port Tewfik where King Farouk's magnificent yacht was...

Sand storm

Another problem was soon encountered, without being able to see ahead, even travelling slowly, we were...

My Dad's Service Historyicon for Story with photo

Then on to Ramleh, Palestine to join No.6 squadron “B” flight servicing Lysander aircraft....

Sand storm

Another problem was soon encountered, without being able to see ahead, even travelling slowly, we were...

Don't Always Believe What You're Told

We had been in Basra in Iraq for a few weeks short of 2 years and were told we were going to...

Cliff Gascoigne's Desert Experience 3icon for Story with photo

Secondly, we were watching a fighter Blenheim out at sea circling to come in to land, when suddenly from...

Eyes of the 8th Army (part one)

The first photo recce was of the Italian army advance to Sidibarrani where they constructed defensive...

Excerpts from Victory Diary 1943icon for Story with photo

Breakfast at 5.15am feeling out of sorts everything all mixed up in the dark loaded all the officers...

Eyes of the 8th Army (part two)

Rommel and his Africa Corps landed at Tripoli and immediately took on the skeleton force of the desert army...

Initiation:Western Desert

The column was ranging south of El Adem and Tobruk, then along the southern reaches of the Djebel Aktar,...

Gun team and Terriericon for Story with photo

I can't give dates for these events as we only knew the year days and time were all one daylight and...

Tank Modifications in North Africa

We shot down a number of ME109s that belonged to a ‘Yellownose’ squadron in ‘Stuka...

Your wartime memories edited and categorised

In 1942 Palestine was a very busy little country and was used as a transit route for the British,...

El Alamein and the North Africa Campaign

El Alamein and the North Africa Campaign...

Working as a Senior Navy Engineer and interpreter

Whilst on board a ship, Mr. Constantine was bombed in Tobruk, he thinks it was the Italians attacking; he...

Cyprus Capers

The squadron pilots were operating in the defence of Malta, claiming destruction of nearly 40 enemy...

A Desert Rat at El Alameinicon for Story with photo

On the 28th one of our fitters started repairing a petrol tank too quickly and put a blow lamp on it to...

Wounded in Tunis

At 12 o'clock a whistle was blown and suddenly all hell was let loose with bullets whistling back and...

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