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Bomber Command

I helped prepare the Bomb Store for the Dam Buster bombs, but with the new squadron becoming operational 49...

War Memories 1939-45 - Mrs W Wright

I remember neighbours of St Davids Road Kingsthorpe gathered by their garden gates rather subdued when the...

Joan Quibell's Diary - Part Eight - 1945 A Wartime Weddingicon for Story with photo

Les and I bade each other a long and lingering farewell in the late afternoon and he and Ernie returned to...

Royal Engineers

I travelled to London to see Joan and on my first day there we talked about getting married. After a few...

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Coming Home (1)

Our register office marriage in 1937 was worthless in the eyes of the Church. I glanced at the Forum and...

The Catapillar Club

I was posted to ST Athans for a flight engineers course which I completed in September and was promoted SGT...

Uxbridge SHAEF and London Bushey

This was just a short walk from Oxford Street, and the SHAEF Supreme headquarters were situated in...

Marriage in North Africa

Anthony was able to get a posting to Douera in the Algiers area and he wanted us to get married there. The...

Daphne Cross - Land Army Life -Part two

In 1942 we had a ‘lease lend’ combine harvester so Geoff did some of the harvest with that,...

Bill Williams's War 1icon for Story with photo

I joined the 4/7th Royal Dragoon Guards at the cavalry barracks in Colinton, Edinburgh and in September...

From Girl to Woman in Manchester

Manchester had been badly bombed at Christmas in 1941....

VE day at Mytchett Part 3icon for Story with photo

I was sitting in the Utility car outside the guard room one dark mizzy evening having a quiet chat to a...

My War with Kay

My husband and I spent 2 nights in Earls Court, and when we were in a tube train going up to Leicester...

Shankill Road Evacuee at Strabane 1941-43icon for Story with photo

My father was originally from the Artigarvan area, near Strabane but had moved to Belfast and we lived in...

Home Front and Second Front: a View from Algiers

Yes, I took your advice and went to hear Sibelius' Seventh, the overture to The Magic Flute,...

Letters From the Heart

My sister and I both joined the W.A.A.F. and we were stationed together in a large house called...

Wartime in Widnes: My Memories

Wartime in Widnes, My Memories. My name was Muriel Coombs and I am one of five children, two girls and...

When War Broke Out

I told my boyfriend, Jock, to take me back to my mother rather than go back to the Chamberlains as I was...

Rose Palmer's Story

Film stars like Vivien Leigh, Beatrice Lily, Kay Kendal, and Lily Palmer. When we were preparing for the...

D-Day and a Postwar Engagement

We were due to land on Gold beach at 7.30am an das dawn broke we could just see the French coast on...

Living and Working in Kidderminster

My sister was weaving blankets in the local Carpet Factory and I was employed at 25 MU R.A.F. Hartlebury in...

St George and St Martin Stories

Margaret left a note with the people at the YMCA in case Michael turned up — which he did .......

Suffering Moses - The Early Years

Poland had fallen in rapid fashion and in the mist and snow of that winter, the Germans were massing in the...

My Wartime Treasury of Memories

Dancing was a very popular pastime and Loughborough certainly had its share of venues, including the Town...

My Time at Farnborough

Eric's mother came to the wedding in Conway and brought a lovely white wedding cake with her which a...

Bombed Out

"Come up here Ann, it's lovely and quiet, no bombs no sirens", said my sister-in-law Dorrie....

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