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Coming Home After VJ Day

I got home, and the first sign I saw of England was the white cliffs of Dover. You hear an awful lot...

Wartime diary of a trainee in the RAF

Geoffrey Dodds joined the Initial Training Wing of the RAF at Torquay on 15 September 1945, having...

V E DAY MAY 8th 1945icon for Story with photo

It was declared on May 8th 1945 that Winston Churchill would address the nation at 3-o-clock It was a...

Memories of VE Day (RAF Sergeant J.C.Thompson)

We had travelled through Belsen en route from Celle to Luneberg and our site for our airstrip was several...

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VE Day in the Bread Queue, Aberdeen

As a near seven-year-old schoolboy in Aberdeen with a day off from Robert Gordon's College, I was sent...

VE Day in the Lickeys Bromsgrove

My name is Alfred Ash I was born in 1911 and married in 1936, we had two children and lived on The...

Sunderland Flying Boats

Although we did not meet until long after the war, my husband was a WOP in 228 squadron RAF, and flew in...

Aircraft Hangar Partyicon for Story with photo

The photograph is of many children in an aircraft hangar at the famous A.V. Roe factory,Greengate,in...

Memories of VE Day

I was born in Peckham, South London, into a family of 6 children and I lived there all through the war,...

'Hanging Hitler' at the VE Day Street Partyicon for Story with photo

Massey Road was bombed during the war and and between four and six houses destroyed and there was this...

Married (eventually) in Beverley Minster

Married in Beverley Minster. I think that was the 19th June and we got married on the 25th June at Beverley...

In fountains at Trafalgar Square/In cellars in France

On VE day I was in Nantes, hiding in a wine cellar with two German prisoners, waiting for reinforcements......

Celebrations !

When we planned our wedding for May 5th, 1945, at Habergham Parish Church, Burnley, we did not know that...

Working in the 'Cook House'

My name is Elizabeth Johnson and have lived in Brighton for 21 years. I was based in a little town called...

Grace Stocks' Wartime Life (Part 5)

To commemorate their bravery, they were given the Freedom of Cambridge for the rest of their lives in a...

My Nans aged 82 memories of VE day

The following day a few friends and I went in to town and walked around, so did thouands of others, it was...

How I found out that the War had ended

They told us that Winston churchill would be making a speech later on. As I got off the tram and walked...

Secret Radio Unit

His landing craft, in either the first or second wave, was hit losing steering, the rear superstructure and...

V E DAY HARROGATE

In the afternoon we went for a cycle ride in the Dales and after tea, my father and I and some friends...

VE Day Remembered Sixty Years On

I was just a twinkle in my mother's eye, when Churchill made his victory speech in May 45’, one...

Father’s Return from War

My father was serving in the army in Belgium, and he was injured and contracted T.B. He was then sent, in a...

The Americans with the blanket

Mum went up in the blanket and fractured her ribs. Family folklore has it that Mum was on the front page of...

My VE day poem

Grown ups busy, children play among the tables, standing there in roads bedecked with myriad flags and...

Protecting the Tulips

We were standing on a grassy verge by the side of the railings — I don't remember precisely...

V E Day and After

These were all Southern Railway sheds, this being our favourite of the four railway companies owning the...

VE Day Ceylon

Celebrations go on until midnight when we are turned out of our hut and paraded at the navy Reg office and...

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