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Before and in the Armyicon for Recommended story

A short while after the incendiary bombs episode my friend Johnny Simpson and I were walking home very late...

Lidda Airport Palestine 1939icon for Recommended story

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My officers were Captain Truter IE, superseded later by Alec Scott from 345, Lieut V K Raju IE, and two RE...

Desert Encountericon for Recommended story

The lights by now had drawn a cloud of winged insects from the wann black darkness without, and these...

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The Officer who was in charge of our football team was posted to Headquarters and ran the football team...

James Glew, Sapper, 1st Division, Palestineicon for Recommended story

On the one hand the Jews wanted to leave shattered Europe and set up a new home in Palestine, whilst on the...

Bradford to Bradford in 5 Years 11 Monthsicon for Recommended story

In November we got orders to prepare to move, and one evening were transported to Famagusta again, leaving...

A Cook's Taleicon for Recommended story

It was on one of my trips into Beirut I contracted "Sand Fly Fever", and was admitted into...

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We got as far as Benghazi and we then got posted to Greece, so had to come back to Alexandria and got...

The Middle Easticon for Recommended story

Shortly after allied troops captured Naples on the first October 1943 our hospital was dismantled and we...

Poisons in Palestine, 1942icon for Recommended story

2 Mobile Anti-Gas Laboratory, Royal Engineers, Locations: mainly Palestine, also Transjordan, Lebanon and...

Poisons in Palestine, 1942 icon for Recommended story

An account by my father, Jeffrey Jackson, of his time in Palestine, Transjordan, Lebanon and Syria with...

From Blackpool To Basraicon for Recommended story

Shortly after arriving on the island of Terceria in the Azores, I was posted to the Air Sea Rescue Service...

From Bulford Camp to the Battle of the Bulgeicon for Recommended story

I was moved back to Bulford Camp to prepare for the invasion until a signal was given for the the other...

'Samstrule': Christmas 1944icon for Recommended story

No potatoes only rice cakes The Samstrule remained in the Mediterranean following the invasion of southern...

My Time In The Armyicon for Recommended story

They asked you where you wanted to go but they decided in the end, I wanted to go into the Navy, but...

Woodhouse Man's Adventureicon for Recommended story

The following interesting letter dated 11th January, 1943, telling how a young Mansfield Woodhouse man...

Nursing Sister in Wartime: Princess Mary's RAF Nursing Serviceicon for Recommended story

I joined as a Nursing Sister with the Red Cross and seconded to the Air Force but then transferred to the...

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Sure enough, after the war, Mr Dunning was able to gain a good job as a rep for a pharmaceutical company....

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Having crossed the Mediterranean via Malta to Alexandria, the ship was taken over by shore personnel from...

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Jack drove an American built HELT Caterpillar tractor....

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A Soldiers Tale: A Gunner in the Middle East

Then the convoy gradually climbed upwards through rockier terrain, that took over from the sandy desert,...

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Whilst we were still on board I used to tie my tins together with a long length of string and immersed them...

Count Your Blessings

Of course every thing that could be useful to the Germans had to be rendered useless which meant...

4 Bn. The Border Regiment

Instead of being flown by glider into Burma to remain during the monsoon period, whilst the other brigades...

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