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RAF billeting in private homes

by Congleton_Library

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Congleton_Library
Location of story: 
Gatley, Manchester
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A3392651
Contributed on: 
10 December 2004

This story was submitted to the People's War site by J Johnson of Congleton Library on behalf of M Meeke and has been added to the site with her permission. The author fully understands the site's terms and conditions.

A friend of mine recently told me that as a small boy in the war, he remembered having 2 RAF men at each house on his street for billeting. One of the RAF men was a black man, and it was decided to billet him with the vicar, who was a good Christian man. The next year, the vicar's wife gave birth to a black baby, which was dutifully accepted by the vicar!

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