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World War II for me

by BBC Open Centre, Lancashire

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BBC Open Centre, Lancashire
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Sydney Lomaz
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Blackburn, Lancashire
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Civilian
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A3827243
Contributed on: 
24 March 2005

Early 1939, I joined ARP as a boy messenger aged just 14.

I graduated to dispatch rider with the AFS and then later the NFS, on standby for the Liverpool blitz.

At 18, I joined the Fleet Air Arm as an air mechanic, serving later in the Pacific Fleet, moving to liberate Hong Kong.

I then did a short duty in the Hong Kong Police

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