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Towards the end of summer 1943 we were involved in an “invasion” exercise, the enemy being our...

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But I was to be excluded from the ‘fighting’ — I was to travel to Burnhope to collect a...

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We had to use the shelter hurriedly on several occasions when they bombed the docks, using bright parachute...

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Despatch rider Sgt Harold Whitehead was an experienced amateur cine film maker and member of the Bradford...

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Area command was provided by a master control centre at Sandon that covered all the local A.A Batteries,...

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Between us and these two factories, there was an army anti aircraft battery, which was in constant use at...

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Yes death did visit Wexford at the hands of the nazi regime.I am not sure of the year but on a Sunday...

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We often used to team up for the cycle patrol, which extended eastward to meet up with the Folkestone Home...

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This was soon after I arrived in Cambridge where my college, the London School of Economics, was in...

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There was a white tape that you stripped off, you then gave the bomb a shake and two halves fell away...

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We did manoeuvres in the Walker or Wallsend areas of Newcastle, range firing at Ponteland and St.Marys...

Home Guardsman 'Curly' Gow Takes on 'Dicke' Goeringicon for Recommended story

A fellow sergeant he made friends with had also been transferred from the 51st Highland Division, Sergeant...

My Dad's Army - the Garston Platoon of the Home Guardicon for Recommended story

The fictitious events portrayed in the Dad's Army TV series bear an uncanny similarity to those of real...

In the Home Guardicon for Recommended story

They were under a company with HQ at Swannington under Major Winch, part of a battalion based at Dereham...

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His six months in the Army did good as he used to play his accordion in the local pub of an evening...

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During my time in Burma I realised what a dreadful time the Burmese people had endured merely because they...

The Youngest Lance Corporal in the Home Guard?icon for Recommended story

With my youngest brother I was evacuated to the home of Vicar and Mrs Cromwell-Bush at Chewton Mendip,...

Girls in the Home Guardicon for Recommended story

The leaders were Colonel Wilson, Captain Green, Lieutenant Hill and Sergeant Ratcliffe; the latter...

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Keeping an eye on the sky The ROC posts were dotted around the countryside. The red spitfire award Aircraft...

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They sailed into all the harbours, where at Ramsgate they received an accolade of applause and cups of tea...

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