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MEMORIES OF FERNHURST HOMEGUARD (PART TWO)

Andy a WW1 veteran was giving Dennis a new young recruit instruction on the rifle... Andy and Dennis having...

Wartime Plastic Surgery Part 1

The method adopted at East Grinstead for solving this difficulty and proceeding with Resettlement is by...

Surveyor and Saxaphone Player in the First Survey Regiment, Royal Artillery

We were stationed in Yorkshire for quite some time, training after Dunkirk; there were various ATS units,...

Memories of a Wartime Teenager Living in Hove

This I did quite easily, it was as a general junior clerk at Hove Food Office in Hove Town Hall. I can...

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Memories of the Early Years of the War

I soon lost him again, however, as he had been recommended for a commission a week later he departed for...

Evacuated, Returned, Then Blitzed.

There we were with bombers flying over head, a bomb which may explode any minute and water getting higher...

Away from Home - an Evacuee's Story: Part One

Also, Mum managed finally to telephone Dad who agreed with her that David and I must go. We had been told...

Through My Eyes: An Unhappy Time in Eastbourne

This, together with the shortage of food and mum missing dad coming home in the evenings soon made us...

Coming Home (2)icon for Story with photo

In a battle-dress which has never seen a battle, with Hitler and Mussolini dead, I am going home to Minna....

A Schoolboy's Memories of Evacuation

They were both devout Salvation Army soldiers and he played a trumpet in the band at the Leicester...

Hitler V. Brighton Boy Part 5

Part of my service as junior assistant in the office of the Borough Engineer and Surveyor, Brighton, for...

In the Beginning

My brother Frank, five years my senior, did a bit of digging, but often seemed to have a lot of homework...

War Memories of a Young Boy Living in East Sussex

Whilst there I have memories of taking a 'go-cart' up to Hastings Railway Station yard where we...

A Brighton Boy's War Story, December 1940

The siren went tonight and the bombers have started to fly over. Norman was a pupil at Whitehawk Primary...

World War 2 Through the Eyes of a Child in London

I attended Sydenham High School in South East London with my sister who was fifteen and it was decided...

The Last to Know

HMS “Dauntless” was an old cruiser which had been spared from the breaker's yard to provide...

Stale Cakes, Sugar Beet, Scabies and Special Custard - Memories of an Evacuee Boy's dieticon for Story with photo

Now after the Declaration of War we are to be separated, my brother John and I to be evacuated with our...

The Evacuee: From Brockley to Wadhurst

We had been away on holiday at Barmouth for three weeks, that is my Dad and Mum, my brother who could only...

The Battle of Brighton and the Eve of D-Day

I was at Bradwell Bay for about four or five weeks, working on aircraft and then the Squadron was sent to...

Personal Memories of World War 2

Margaret and I were the last two in the crocodile and when Mrs Read, the lady who had said she would take...

Battles of Hastings

There were many Canadian RAF personnel stationed in one of the large hotels along the Hastings front, and...

Childhood Memories Of WW2

Later, during the time of the V1 flying bombs,, we used to look up at the Spitfires trying to shoot them...

A Limited Growing-Up

We lived with my grandparents, though, and my grandfather remembered the hopeless streams of refugees he...

From the Eyes of a Young Boy in Horsham

On one occasion, during early morning there appeared, without any warning, flying at tree level, a German...

Wartime Memories (1939-45) of Frederick Davies

Met at Lewes station by helpers and given my first car ride to the then Cinema-De-Luxe, School Hill, High...

An Evacuee Remembers

The prettiest and most appealing children were chosen first, of course, rather like choosing a pet from a...

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