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Douglas Smithson - Glider Pilot, Part 7

Tuesday, Spinner and me spent the day watching planes and gliders take off and land whilst lounging on the...

From Hanky Park to the Sea.

There was a real feeling of Internationalism among the armed forces during World War II, I recall the time...

A Normandy Veteran by Jim Ratcliffe

Norman Waterhouse- the first British soldier to enter Bayeux I spoke to a bloke in Normandy in 1994 called...

Travels of a Captain R.E. (Searchlights) - Part Two

Patton with the U.S. 9th army, was assembling in East Anglia - which news we now know led the Germans to...

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Peggy's Wartime Memoriors

One of our friends from Dumfries, Tom, was now in the RAF and stationed nearby so when my godfather's...

Arthur Rose

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

A Line Mechanic's D-Dayicon for Story with photo

The voice of the officer in the front of the vehicle suggested we wait until the water entered the inside...

The Wartime Stories Of Tom Hilton, My Grandad.icon for Story with photo

My Dad used his own army ration plus some more small pieces begged from his pals, to make a gift of...

I was Navigational Leader on D Day (Part 2 of 3)icon for Story with photo

Around September 1943, my small Motor Launch was appointed a Navigational Leader for the Normandy landings...

Post-Dunkirk Memoirs of Sgt (later W.O) 7346129 Norman Smith RAMC

After his death his sons added to it with their mother's story and the years that Norman and Irene...

'Marra' McGuinness MM at Merville, D-Day 6th June 1944icon for Story with photo

However, I would like to dedicate the article to Corporal Jim 'Marra' McGuinness and his other...

Looking Back On Life

The crew of the Duncan left Tobermoray with feelings of relief, for after surviving all the antics of...

My Time In Partyfunshore 1944

There was plenty going on all around us, some shells were exploding on beach and among the landing craft,...

D-Day: Royal Corps of Signals

The battleships, huge grey shapes, Ramillies and Warspite, joined by the cruiser Frobisher opened fire on...

Driving for Brigadier James Hargest CBEicon for Story with photo

From the first days of the Normandy D-Day landings, Stanley Arthur Coo was the driver for one of New...

Tom's Story - Part 3

The 10th Cruiser Squadron, led by Belfast, which we realised was carrying some very high ranking Navy and...

A Marine's Tale Part 3

There followed a period of intensive training involving many practice landings along the South Coast and we...

The East Riding Yeomanry in Normandy 1944icon for Story with photo

For the Normandy Landings, the East Riding Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps was part of 27 Armoured Brigade,...

D-Day on the minesweeper HMS Chamois

The following account of D-Day was written by my father Leslie Hasker, who served as a sub-lieutenant on...

D-Day Normandy 1944

Exit from the Stirling bomber was through a rectangular floor aperture at the tail end of the aircraft. We...

Memories of D Day

It is hard to describe the bombardment from battleships, cruisers, destroyers, aircraft, the smoke screens...

Memoirs of Army Life From Canterbury to Cologne.part 1

MEMOIRS OF ARMY LIFE FROM CANTERBURY TO COLOGNE Part 1 O by A.N. PILCHER. It was comical too, as the...

The Lighter Side of War - CHAPTER 20b: D - DAY! D - DAY! - 6th June 1944

The LDV then returned as fast as it could to England with Butch and the other pick-up driver, an...

Len Parker -Boyhood experiences Part 2

I travelled on a bus to a village near Barnsley where a man bred fine whippets, James loved this breed of...

One of the Misfortunes of War.

When we had left the Mulberry Harbour the weather had been reasonable at force 3-4 but by this time it had...

What did you do in the War Grandad? by Ralph Martin

Perhaps my only claim to fame was landing, as a Private, on the Beaches of France on “D” Day,...

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