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Fleeing from Czechoslovakia to Britain in Spring 1939 - Part One - Family pressure to leave Prague. Arrival in Maida Vale.icon for Recommended story

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One day, after about a week, those of us that were off duty were working away on our trestle-table by the...

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Destination Unknown: Evacuated to Ely

So assembly continued in its usual pattern, the only difference being that our Jewish girls were present -...

RAF Training in Bottisham - And 654 Squadron in North Africa

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Cambridgeshire 1937-1947

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W/O "Nick" Nicholson 35 Sqn Pathfinder

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"What did you do in the War Daddy"

The next morning all serviceable aircraft were made available, crews briefed and ‘square...

My Wartime Experiences

When I was 7 I remember waiting to see Father Christmas on Christmas Eve, and hearing the door open and...

Evacuation:London to The Fens

All us children stood in a big group at one end of the hall and the potential “foster mothers”...

From the Blitz to the Cambridgeshire Fens 1940-1945- Part 2

Ollie Goward, the Walpole Highway blacksmith and out landlord, was my hero, a huge man with forearms like...

Looking Back On Life

The crew of the Duncan left Tobermoray with feelings of relief, for after surviving all the antics of...

Letters from the home front Letters 1 - 4

By the way, I mentioned to Arthur Smith about the travelling facilities for the wives of men in the forces,...

Mum's Life 1

I think he was killed in the war after Chris died, his Dad died, his Mum went to live with Lily and...

From Schools To University

After school at Huyton Liverpool she went to Atholl Crescent Domestic Science College in Edinburgh for a...

My War - Chapter 1

Before too long Mrs Harley introduced me to her church, Saint Mary's, I don't think I had ever been...

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