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My War by Fredk Watts - Chapter 1

In 1938 I was working at the Royal College of Surgeons in Lincolns Inn Fields when I was asked to...

Reserved Occupation:My Life in Wartime London

We took over the old dispensary, and built the lab from scratch.This meant that specimens from Hillingdon...

The Lemon

Sister Lemon wasn't just tidy, she had an aura of crisp, starch professionalism that swept through the...

An Acton Teenagers War (part 4)

On the days when I did not go to London, and I was working under the shade of an apple tree in...

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A Few Memories: Army Nursingicon for Story with photo

In April 1943 she was stationed in Bournemouth.One Sunday she was coming back from Church Parade with a lot...

Four Years at the Queen Victoria Hospital

The department , called the Welfare Dept had two functions: 1 to provide a vocational/careers advice for...

Phyllis Briggs's War - Overland to Singapore [P.Thom : Part 2]

Fortunately, although there was no hope of getting the car back on the road, Pat and the Chinese amah she...

Preparing For "An Invasion"

We had just come on duty at 7 a.m. and were hanging up our cloaks, when Staff Nurse came and said,...

Memories Of A Teenage Girl In WW2

They were taken to St. Lukes, Bradford Royal infirmary, Westwood and Menston. To get an ambulance ready,...

From Here....To There #4

Norwich Ablaze

Four wards, the upper floors of the Leicester nurses home, the main theatre and linen room above it and the...

‘The Sister That Walks In The Night’

Rebecca Bracken nee Sheridan was born in 1916 at Gortaree, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland on the border...

Nursing at King's College Hospital

In October 1943, I began nursing training at King's College Hospital in Camberwell....

A Brief Wartime Experience

I was working in Theatre at the time and was rudely awakened on my day off at 5:30 am by a night...

VE Day Street Party

The other nurse was a London girl and her name was Jean. It was 1944 and the incendiary and other bombs had...

Audrey's Wartime Adventures -Part 8: Turkish Pilots - May 1944

well you see on Monday I have a laundry exam and I have to wash, starch and iron a gentleman's...

Memories of a Young Girl in a Reserved Occupation

My name is Daphne Sainsbury, I was born in Norwich and my maiden name was Daphne Quantrill. My Sister and I...

Measles.

The War Experiences of Mrs. Ann Ireland

My training had covered first aid and home nursing and i had already done voluntary work at the Alfred Bean...

War Memories from Birmingham

I was sent for training at a pleasant farm in Wormleighton, Warwickshire with other girls and we learned to...

"MY FIRST DAY AS A WARTIME NURSE"icon for Story with photo

I entered nurse training at The Royal Infirmary, Manchester in November 1940... The Station air-raid...

Phyllis Briggs's War - Alor Star [P.Thom : Part 1]

At the beginning of December 1941 I was one of four nursing sisters at the General Hospital in Alor Star,...

A Blast From the Past

I was nursing on a male Surgical Ward, but every Friday I relieved Nurse Parker on the isolation ward... He...

Wartime Memories - Part Four

In May 1940, Sir Anthony Eden broadcast an appeal for local defence volunteers and police stations from all...

Nursing in a convalescent home for servicemenicon for Story with photo

My call up was to be sent to a place called Nun Monkton priory, which was and still is in the village...

Work in a War Nursery

I had a choice of two and went to North Dorset, where a nursery had been established in the country mansion...

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