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Breaking the Code: A WAAF at Bletchleyicon for Recommended story

While scanning the Cathode Ray screens with their brilliant green blips and the circles marking off the...

HUT 6, Bletchley Parkicon for Recommended story

In 1942 I went to work at Bletchley Park, - Bletchley Park, BP, Station X, Ultra, Enigma - they were names...

Radio & TV Trade; and Evacuation from Sloughicon for Recommended story

My father regularly acquired bundles of softwood off cuts from a factory situated on Slough trading estate...

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My brother, a qualified surveyor, joined the Royal Engineers and I eventually went into the A.T.S.. This...

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His long career in the Air Force included flying in both wars and being posted abroad so we had no settled...

Memories of a WAAF Teleprinter Operator at Station X (Bletchley Park)icon for Recommended story

In December 1941 I was posted to Broadway, near St James's Park: the plaque at the front door read...

My Father's Secret: Bletchley Park and Beyondicon for Recommended story

Until the end of his life, he maintained that he could remember little to nothing about his time at...

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Was this pre-invasion, bearing in mind that four towns in the North East of England had been shelled in...

Yes, Mum, There Really Was a Secret: Bletchley Parkicon for Recommended story

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Childhood Recollections: In London and Bletchleyicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Marjorie, the eldest, ended up at the famous Bletchley Park working with the code-breakers whilst Eileen,...

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I lived in North Devon and my Mother had arranged for me to be met at Waterloo Station by my Aunty who...

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A Crash Landing in a Beaconsfield Street. Before me,for what seemed like a long length of time but could...

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Children of the Park

The park itself had extensive woods and beautifully kept lawns which surrounded a decent size lake that at...

My Wartime Experiences

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

From Rags to Riches part 2

Christmas 1946 Wynne's Mum and Dad asked me if I would like to spend Christmas with them at their home...

Excitement and Fear as a Young Lad.

A lot of them went back to London when the bombing didn't start and during the Blitz in 1940 when the...

Recollections of the Second World War part 8

We learned later that this was a ruse to mislead the Germans into thinking they had put enough fuel on...

Primary schooldays WW2

Chelsfield was only a few miles from Biggin Hill which was a fighter defence air station guarding London....

My Childhood War in Reading and Bath

My brother Patrick Wason was in the Navy, my sister Margaret Wason in the WRAF and my Dad's youngest...

The Lighter Side of War - CHAPTER 5: No. 1 Heavy Repair Shop (HRS) RASC High Wycombe September 1940 - January 1941

Luftwaffe night raids had hit London in September and October 1940 and his mam and dad wondered how safe...

My Evacuated Years-Rayners Lane to Denham

We that's Mum and Dad and my older brother by five years were all to be evacuated, not the usual...

Children of the Park: Memories of Bletchley Park

When Lord and Lady Leon died the whole of the Park was taken over by the Government, and eventually the...

Life at Bletchley Park

The Testery was able to decrypt the partially decrypted messages produced by the Newmanry so that all the...

Wartime memories of my childhood in Bedford Part 3 - My father's (Major C V Clarke) invention of a trench digging machine and th

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