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Stories categorised in 'Fire Orders - by Doug Burdon'. These stories may contain references to other themes.
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Fire Orders Chapter 2a

After three months in Dudley, during which time we had become completely integrated into battalion lire, we...

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Fashioned favourites, jazz, cowboy, love ballads, songs from the films —anything and everything, as...

Fire Orders Chapter 2c

I closed the window, and it was then that Les had his: bright idea. Les thrust his head further out of the...

Fire Orders Chapter 3a

I stayed on the forepeak as long as I could, for it afforded an uninterrupted view forward and I was keen...

Fire Orders Chapter 3b

Those who had chosen to sleep on palliasses on the deck instead of in hammocks were being rolled slowly...

Fire Orders Chapter 4

The next day the destroyers again swept around in searching circles as the U-Boats were thought to be still...

Fire Orders Chapter 5

We did turn in eventually, but with the greatest reluctance, only when the Orderly Sergeant came on deck...

Fire Orders Chapter 6

My companions were Arthur, Les, Charlie and Harry, all signallers; and Bert, Ted and Ray, of the Company...

Fire Orders Chapter 7

Mr. Murdoch and his batman, Les Morgan, are going to Reykjaskoli with Sergeant Speake and I want you and...

Fire Orders Chapter 8a

One evening I went with some of the D.L.I. lads to the local cinema, and as we strolled leisurely along the...

Fire Orders Chapter 8b

That gave me the chance to pass the tea surreptitiously to Charlie before returning to get some sugar... We...

Fire Orders Chapter 9a

Lieutenant Murdoch, our signals officer, who had travelled down from battalion H.Q. at Reykjaskoli to...

Fire Orders Chapter 9b

In rotation round the hut our nine-man signal section were: Corporal 'Ashy' Warman, N.C.O. i/c.,...

Fire Orders: Chapter 10

As duty operator I was not allowed to leave the office on any pretence, not even to fetch my supper from...

Fire Orders Chapter 12

The other dentist took a Iong look at the chart in his hand, then looked at the chart in my dentist's...

Fire Orders Chapter 13a

They had just taken over their position, their P.I.A.T. mortars were still unloaded and their six-pounder...

Fire Orders Chapter 13b

As I entered, Charlie Kilminster, the wireless operator, glanced up from his letter; Ted Maher, the...

Fire Orders Chapter 13c

Hello, all stations Peter One....

Fire Orders Chapter 14a

Worcesters, at the time, and were with their forward platoon at their farm H.Q. After studying his map...

Fire Orders Chapter 14b

Captain Woodward accepted the mike from the Worcester signaller and identified himself... Captain Woodward...

'Fire Orders' Chapter 15a

As we reached the road bridge over the River Waal we had orders to strike north up the main road to Arnhem,...

'Fire Orders' Chapter 15b

Hello, Fox One... Peter Three to Fox One and Fox Three, good luck, out....

'Fire Orders' Chapter 16a

Walking quickly along one of the many rough stone roads that criss-crossed the wood, Bernard, one of our...

'Fire Orders' Chapter 16b

Suddenly: "Take Post:" The stentorian voice came from the tannoy in front of the guns as Captain...

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