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Market Harborough Royal British Legion
User ID: U1577738

The Royal British Legion, as this country's foremost ex-service organisation, is, like the BBC, taking a leading part in celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the end of WW2. Market Harborough Branch, as this year's winner of the Legion's top award, the Lister Cup, is proud to be involved by acting as an Associate Centre in the People’s War Project .

Our role is to add to the archive some of the many stories our members and others have produced for our monthly newsl etter, "In Touch", and to encourage other groups and individuals to record their war-time experiences.

Contributions can be handwritten, typed or on disc, in note form for us to edit or by audio recording. Potential authors doubting their literary skill can helped to produce good copy.

We are not able to provide public internet access to enable authors to enter their stories directly to the website but we are co-operating with Market Harborough Library which has that facility.

POST SCRIPT
As the end of the contribution phase of the People's War Project comes to a close, I wish to add a personal note to the above introduction.

As the instigator of Market Harborough Royal British Legion involvement in the project, I must record my personal thanks to all those within and outside the Branch who have provided stories and pictures for publication or who have helped with transcription. I also wish to thank the project team at BBC East Midlands for their help and encouragement.

I hope that people who have read, or who may in the future read, any of the seventy contributions we have made, will have found them interesting and informative.

It has been a privelege and an honour to have been part of such a valuable and imaginative activity.

Tom Ashmore, 27th January, 2006.

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Stories contributed by Market Harborough Royal British Legion

Enlistment
HMS Ganges
Dad's Army before joining the Navyicon for Story with photo
Combined Ops.- A War-time Wedding -a poemicon for Story with photo
The Glorious First of June
Squad Number!
Sid’s Story — Saying Goodbye
But, Death Brings Hope’icon for Story with photo
A Wartime Christmas
The Soft Under-belly?
Sid’s Story Part 2 - Eighth Armyicon for Story with photo
Sid’s Story Part 3 — Still in North Africaicon for Story with photo
It was Hot in Freetown
Another April Shower
An Old War Horse
A Scrap of Paper
Charlie James served in both world wars
My "Victoria Cross"
Sid’s Story Part 4icon for Story with photo
Sid’s Story - Part 5icon for Story with photo
Sid’s Story - Finaleicon for Story with photo
“The Greatest Raid of All” and other Wartime Memories of the Royal Navyicon for Recommended story
Kriegie Muckers: Tales of My POW Companions
Free Trip to France
Robbie
Hurricanes Hardly Ever Happen.
What did you do in the War, Daddy?
Pills
A Tinkle on the Line.icon for Recommended story
Well Prepared
The Church built on sand
Gently Graze the Cattle
Hazards of Aircrew Training
IF YOU NEED A MISTRESS RING THE BELL
A Friend is Laid to Rest
On the Grand Prix Circuit
Under the Stairs
Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer ‘45
Delivering Meat to Ann Shelton’s mother
Vivid Memories of Wartime Childhood
A Fond Farewell (an echo of Empire — from 1945)
37R Installation Detachment REME
A Voice from the Past
Ken West’s VE Day
A Burma Incident
On the Briny
Foxton not Folkstone
World War II Convoys
Madagascar with the RAFicon for Story with photo
Tum wagging a la Egypt!
CHRISTMAS 1941
VISIT TO MEMPHIS
FEAST OF COURBAN
FORMING A ROVER-SCOUT CREW
EGYPTIAN JAPANESE GARDENS
In the Main, Here and Thereicon for Story with photo
Dulwich Childhood during the Bombing
Why no Welcome?icon for Story with photo
Foxton not Folkstone
World War II Convoys
One Man’s Waricon for Story with photo
On the Brinyicon for Story with photo
Reg becomes introspective
The Man who Torpedoed the Scharnhorst
The Sailor who Refused to go to Sea
Hit by shrapnel
Deerhurst Re-visited or My sister and the Donkeyicon for Story with photo
HMS Indomitable Crippled - Photo No.1icon for Story with photo
HMS Indomitable Crippled - Photo No.2icon for Story with photo
HMS Indomitable Crippled - Photo No.3icon for Story with photo

Market Harborough Royal British Legion added messages to the following stories

2nd Bn Worcs.
R37

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