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Breckland Exodus-The Forced Evacuation of the Norfolk Battle Area 1942 -Part 1icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

At the stroke of a War Office pen three villages Stanford, Tottington and West Tofts to-gether with the...

Breckland exodus-the forced evacuation of the Norfolk Battle Area 1942:Part 2icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Nathan wouldn't give any assurances over Stanford despite announcing that the Suffolk battle area was...

Lucky to Have Legs: Saved by a Brave Pilot, RAF Attlebridge, Norfolkicon for Recommended story

I heard Ted on the intercom, shouting 'Farmers had it' and, as we flashed over a wood, I saw the...

Horstead Hall and Low Grade Ciphericon for Recommended story

We learned to make simple ciphers that could be used for messages between brigades and battalions. They...

One Wren's Waricon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Most of the civilians had been evacuated, but we had a large number of Service Personnel, Wrens, Waaf and...

An English Lad in a Liberatoricon for Recommended story

My name is Les Willis and I'm now aged 75, so any remembrances are tarnished by the passing of 60 years...

My Mum's Story: An Eventful Flight to Guernseyicon for Recommended story

She had always been promised by Squadron Leader Glen Cross if there was ever a flight going to Guernsey in...

In the Home Guardicon for Recommended story

They were under a company with HQ at Swannington under Major Winch, part of a battalion based at Dereham...

The Listeners: WRNS Listening Postsicon for Recommended story

Special Duties Y Section, WRN I was in the WRNS from December 1942 to April 1946, as part of the Special...

Flight Lieutenant Leonard Thomas Mershicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

My Grandfather was Flight Lieutenant Leonard Thomas Mersh and this is just a glimpse in his life during...

James Stewart Comes to Lunch (Extract from "Hard Times and Humour: Tasburgh 1939-1970)icon for Recommended story

James Stewart, his second in command, plus staff sergeant/batman-come-body guard were cycling past our...

A Naughty Lad!icon for Recommended story

I was always a bit of a naughty lad - a character. Me and my pal, Spike Malloney, swore all the other...

The Black Bananaicon for Recommended story

The highlight of the evening was the auction of a BLACK BANANA. My dad remembered someone holding it in the...

Bombs, Beer and Milk Bottles: Childhood Memories of Norwichicon for Recommended story

My mother thought that bombs looked like milk bottles because of the shape....

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A Chelsea Girl

The wait to get in the Land Army was six months, when you are seventeen years old there is no way you...

A Chapter in Exile: Memories of an Evacuee in Eccles, Norfolk

As our straggly line of children walked down the lane back towards Eccles Hall we were suddenly aware of...

Working in England

We had an open truck and a German driver with an English guard and two POW operators. Werner told me to...

World War II: My Memories of School and the WRNS

In 1944 in early May, Norman arrived at Lee, he was the Operations Officer for three squadrons of aircraft...

A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF EVACUATIONicon for Story with photo

Before I left home from my holiday, only a few days before I left my parents received a letter from the...

The World War 2 in Norwich as Seen by Stanley

This same day my Sister, Granny, 4 year old brother, and I went along Drayton Road and at the spot where my...

Memories of a Schoolboy: In Norfolk and Wimbledon

My first real war memory was being piled into our 1927 Austin 7 on the evening of September 1st.1939 and...

Baedekker Raids and My Family: In Norwich

The main road gave us a choice-turn west toward Norwich or east toward Lowestoft. The only other direction...

A Bill Brown Experience: Chapter 8 D Rothery: Monty Takes Centre Stage

On return to Oswaldkirk, we continued with our normal training, cross country runs and competitions, where...

Memories of an evacuee's life in Norfolk by Margaret Boon (nee Webb)icon for Story with photo

After driving through the famous Thetford Forest and some beautiful countryside, during which time I had...

It Changes Everthing

As I have already related, the summers of the 30’s were really glorious and through 1937 and 1938...

A W.A.A.F. at R.A.F. Coltishall 1941-42 by Mary Blood (Nee Pettit)

Since Coltishall was only about eight miles from Norwich, you could get in sometimes, by walking across to...

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