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Wartime Memories of Lt. Commander Norman Yates 1939-1948. Episode 1

About the middle of September, with Commander Bull, R.N. who had been appointed by the Admiralty as chief...

A W.A.A.F. On Leave With Her Fiance 1945 by Mary Blood (nee Pettit)

I left early for Grantham and the London train, as did Curly, and we duly reported to the Endsleigh Hotel...

The Diary of Sgt. Bernard Clark RAFVR Nov 30th-Dec 10th 1943icon for Story with photo

The boys Phil, Loyd and Bill went to the ENSA show, Alan and I mad the 2 mile journey to the nearest...

Mary's War

Film has always been very important in my life: the week beginning September 4th 1939, at the Royal Cinema...

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The War Diaries of 1232581 - L.A.C. Jack Lucas R.A.F.V.R.- (PART-ONE)

My constant applications for a posting resulted in a move to bomber command at Throgmorton, Nr Pershore,...

Effie's War in Lincolnshire - Part 3

He arranged for volunteers from BGS to pick potatoes on his farm and some twenty of us duly cycled over to...

My War Years

Mother and my sister slepy over night at the factory managers house; dad and I slept on the floor of his...

A Child in Wartime Skegness

We also bought sticky tape for our windows to prevent flying glass in the event of bomb blast. Brick bomb...

North Africa Campaign

Luckily we only had one man wounded on our vehicle and we dropped him off at an Advanced Dressing Station....

Life in Lincolnshire - 1940

In 1938 I was appointed as Secretary to the Horncastle District War Agricultural Committee, first on a...

Bomber Command

I helped prepare the Bomb Store for the Dam Buster bombs, but with the new squadron becoming operational 49...

Cranwell Boys' School, 1935

When we were flying around, tak­ing our turns to communicate with base, the instructor's...

WW 2.Memories of these times.

He had served in WW 1.as a military policeman.He had to sleep in the cellar of" The...

Thomas Emyr Davies - 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment - My Story (Part 8 of 13 - England 1943)icon for Story with photo

On an early December day, we were billeted under canvas in huge marquees in a camp that had been set up in...

A Long Friendship Part 1: Pen Pals in Cleethorpes and Bremen

An English grammar schoolgirl, who was myself, and a German grammar schoolgirl, who was Lotte Schellhass...

A Grimsby Mum At war

Luckily he was a survivor and dispatched to the naval hospital at Chatham.I left my children with my mother...

Royal Armys Pays Corps /Musical Memorys of "George Mitchell Choir"icon for Story with photo

What a life my late Father had to the grand age of 90, he was born on 30th nov,l913 at Derby he...

Tony's War

We left at 6.30 on our cycles, in black oilskins, in the wartime blackout, in November -just ten days after...

A Tribute Final

After a well earned leave he was commissioned as Pilot Officer Eric Phillips No 170712 and became an...

Don't You Know There's A War On, Young Man?

At that time the village Local Defence Volunteers had a dug-out under construction in the school grounds,...

Evacuation: From London to Lincolnshire

He said to them that if there was going to be a war then "these kids will have to go away". I...

D-Day and a Postwar Engagement

We were due to land on Gold beach at 7.30am an das dawn broke we could just see the French coast on...

Wartime Memories of Lt. Commander Norman Yates 1939-1945 Episode 3

Lt. Shepherdson, R.N.R. The Pilot Cutters, ‘J. H. Fisher’ and ‘W. A. Massey’ were...

A Halifax Crash in Bomber County

On the night of 3-4th March 1945 Halifax Mark111 bomber, No.NR250 HD/N from 466 Squadron R.A.A.F, belonging...

Letters home to mum and dad: Training at RAF Skegness

Right opposite the cookhouse, which is called the Casino, is a dodge'em car affair... There was a good...

My Memories from the 1939/45 War

Due to the number of large engineering works in Leeds, which would have been a prime target for enemy...

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