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A Matter of Timing

Michael McLoughlin Dowding was born in Highbury, London N5 on 30th July 1924. Selected as a Pathfinder he...

Margaret's Story: 1939 to 1945

When we expected to be invaded, soldiers used Louth church spire as a look out because on a clear day you...

V E Day in Hope Street

I went along, and led by Aunt Alice the residents sang their hearts out to the songs they had sang on that...

The Bombing of Lincoln, 1941

The Bombing On the 8th May 1941 I was living at 31 Westwick Gardens in Lincoln, Lincolnshire in United...

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The Bombing of Lincoln

On the 8th May 1941 I was living at 31 Westwick Gardens in Lincoln, Lincolnshire in United Kingdom with my...

Memories Passed to Children about WW2": In Bracebridge Heath, Lincs

Grantham was reguarly bombed becuase of the factoryduring the night raids on Grantham all the beds were...

May Hill’s Lincolnshire Village Diary: D-Day

Introduction and acknowledgements: May Hill's diary entry on the evening of D-Day, presents a somewhat...

Letters home to mum and dad: Training at RAF Skegness

We, our billet of 14, were just marching to tea when we came out of a turning just behind a column of...

WAAF years

We spent four weeks in Bridgenorth being issued with uniforms and learning 'King's...

Vincent Ollier- Vivid Childhood Memories.

Vincent Ollier- Vivid Childhood Memories....

How I Found Elizabeth

He was also a fully fledged Pilot.At the time, we were in an airman's cottage close to the...

Playtime In Bomber Command 5 Group

The R.A.F. lorry swayed and rocked through the darkening evening, as we made our way to yet another R.A.F....

DON'T PUSH YOUR LUCK

As second pilot when Ken Potts made a crash landing at Withern, Lincs, I had a clear view of what happened....

My Worst Moments of the War

This news scared us all, so when I got back home in the evening I made arrangements to return to my...

Potatoes, Pitchforks and Poultryicon for Story with photo

I was 18 and living in Castleford, West Yorkshire when I enlisted in the Land Army. At South Kyme I did...

Dennis' Wartime Recollections as an Evacuee

Darwin has rugged terrain like Exmoor in Devon, but Dennis really enjoyed these weekly walks with his...

Eileen's War

On nights when the air-raid siren sounded my mother insisted we came downstairs fully dressed and went into...

My work as a basket weaver during ww2

The beginning of the second world war found me as a student at the King's Manor School for the Blind in...

Busman's Holiday? Bombing in Coventry and Grantham

It was decided, after one of the heavy bombardments of Coventry, that my mother would take my brother and...

Memories of a Lancaster Bomber Pilot by Leslie Landells

Leslie was a pilot flying Lancaster Bombers in 12 and 626 Squadrons, based at Wickenby Airfield,...

Who am I?

I am Charles Cater I was born in Boston - Lincolnshire in 1925 being the sixth born and saw many hard times...

Role Reversal in Civvy life

The taunts flew, "I know we're not on piecework but I like a few bricks to lay to keep warm. "...

A Close Shave at Mablethorpe

After service with 223 Sqn in N. Africa, he was sent to RAF Mamby to be commissioned and undertake further...

Evacuee to Bevin Boy

When my friend George Taylor and I had got settled in we went to the cinema on the seafront to see...

Crashed Lancaster bomber West Keal

The school was on the flight path of the Lancaster bombers based at East Kirkby aerodrome and every time...

Remembrance Sundaysicon for Story with photo

His citation reads:- In Memory of WILLIAM EGBERT TREVOR BLADEN Flying Officer 136388 Wireless Operator/Air...

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