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A Few Thoughts on the Event of October 18th 1944 and the After Effects: In the Royal Artillery

After three or four days, and another operation, I was allowed out of bed on crutches, only to find that I...

Madagascar

Rakoto told me later that there was a yearly ceremonial by lower-cast tribes who chose a young girl to...

The Queen Mary's Hospital for Children - Carshalton

The following photographs of the Second World War and Post War years were kindly contributed by: Miss J F...

THE CHIROPODIST

Now doesn't that tell you something about those so-called experts and the medical profession and the...

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HMS Barham - Scapa Flow: August 4th-6th, 1940

En route to Scapa Flow, Barham had a disastrous collision with HMS Duchess and was later torpedoed off the...

VAD Andy's War

At the beginning of June 1940 I was called up by the Civil Nursing Reserve, and travelled to Blackburn...

HMS Barham - Scapa Flow: July 31-August 4, 1940

En route to Scapa Flow, Barham had a disastrous collision with HMS Duchess and was later torpedoed off the...

My Memories

We were all kept busy thawing snow for water to make tea, collecting fuel for the stove we had acquired,...

Greenock and Ravenscraig Hospital during WW2

WARTIME and CANADIAN NAVY AT RAVENSCRAIG HOSPITAL. Some of the incendiary bombs used to land on...

A Medic in the Blitz; Relieving Belsen Camp

And then we got off and we flew with a drunken Canadian crew, by that time been waiting for the …, to...

A Letter From a Derbyshire Serviceman

Uncle Fred was a Collier in Ilkeston, Derbyshire and quite a character from what I have been told! Then I...

“It Looked Like A Big Black Bear!”icon for Story with photo

Both Ronald and Colin Carruthers subsequently took part in the Normandy landings. Before and immediately...

HMS Barham - Scapa Flow: June - July, 1940

En route to Scapa Flow, Barham had a disastrous collision with HMS Duchess and was later torpedoed off the...

Escape from Dunkirk: With the RAMC

After being bombed and machine-gunned in idleness at Vendeville, we moved down to Avion to take wounded...

Sister Ursula Macer: A Flying Bomb Victim

The first memories of my Aunt Ursula were black and white photographs of her as a nurse and my mother...

Extracts of a Diary written for David Grimley by his father

Anyway, the subject of the photograph is lying dead and mutilated outside a dug-out in flooded Holland...

Reg Gill, Malta and the Italian Fleet Surrender.

Reg Gill, Malta and the Italian Fleet Surrender. Reg eventually left Malta and moved to Italy....

Thoroughly Adaptable Milly - Part One

In February 1940 Milly joined the Territorial Army Nursing Service, which later became amalgamated with the...

Jack Blane's Waricon for Story with photo

No 7266456, Pte J Blane Royal Army Medical Corps No 3 Casualty Clearing Station. I spent Christmas 1942 at...

HMS Barham - August 25-26th, 1940

Before joining Vice Admiral Somerville's “H” Force in the Western Mediterranean in late...

Coming Home: With the RASC in France 1940icon for Story with photo

He never said much about the war, but I remember him comming home from Dunkirk telling me about a nuns...

HMS Barham - Last Two Months

These letters were written after Barham had been back in the Mediterranean about a month after returning...

Nursing memoirs

Red Cross and St. John's Ambulance nurses also came on the scene as well as student nurses from...

Recollections Of ‘D — Day’ 6TH June 1944 195 Air landimg field Ambulance RAMC

One of the cyclists had never ridden a bicycle before and on a practice run he steered it into a ditch,...

Wartime Nurse

In the early days of World War 2 I was invited to attend a Post Mortem because, as a member of the...

Norma Hanson-Red Cross Nurse

The Portsmouth and Gosport area suffered frequent air raids and the hospital Operating Theatres were...

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