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BEF/Dunkirk

When he signed up he was promised a posting to the Middlesex or one of the Kentish regiments, when he...

My Experience at Dunkirk

The floor of the lorry was all sand bags and we set off until we came to a road alongside a canal...

Belvederians Who Died in the Second World War 1939-45 (2)icon for Story with photo

Dudley Persse Joynt came to Belvedere in September 1924 from CUS and settled in easily. On 31 May 1940,...

Seven Years of War - Part 4, a continuation of story no. A4223431: Leaving France.

No postage stamp was required - we had to write B.E.F. or British Expeditionary Force in the corner of the...

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Wullie's War

After camp at Wales I applied to join the Navy going to Glasgow and passing maths and English and medical...

Dunkirk - The Margate End

At Strathsidewere Aunt Ethel Jarvis and Squadron Leader Jarvis ex RFC and their only daughter, my cousin...

A Child's Recollections

It was whilst we were living there that we heard that Dad was going to be with the British Expeditionary...

Leonard Fagan, Sergeant, Royal Army Service Corps.icon for Story with photo

The image above shows my great Uncle, Len Fagan. Sadly the rest of his service story which took in North...

Dad's Story

Unfortunately Dad lost his best friend at Dunkirk, he was a very athletic person, good at all sports but he...

DUNKIRK REMEMBERED

When there were no boats about we went back into the dunes for protection from the Stuka bombers. The...

Captured at Dunkirk

In 1985 my father went back to Maastricht and met the two Dutch nurses who had cared for him and who almost...

Our Great Grandad

Ben had a history project to do on the second world war, Dad suggested that he talked to Nan and Grandad...

Six years with the Royal Army Service Corpsicon for Story with photo

When D-Day finally arrived Ernie was to drive a Rhino fuel vehicle ashore on Gold Beach... Following D-Day,...

Dunkirk

Soon after my brother and I went to bed, we became exited when a large, by river standards, grey boat came...

My Uncle Ted's Story

The next morning i told my kind hosts i must rejoin my regiment but they said 'no, no' explaining...

Some Brief Recollections of My Life at the Onset of World War Two: by Eric Castle.

From the onset of the Second World War I lived in Dover. Soon after the above incident I joined the navy...

The Morning After

We assembled with our weapons into columns of three abreast and marched onwards through a road lined with...

A Dunkirk Hero

My story is about my late father-in-law Johnnie Cowan he was a bren-gunner, and his platton officer, a...

To Dunkirk - on a Hospital Ship

At the start of the war I was in the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Services Reserve and...

Field Hospital Escape

Sidney my grandfather was in the hospital being treated for an ailment or wound when the alarm was raised...

Father Disappeared.

It was around the time of Dunkirk and a policeman knocked on our door... The policeman said, 'Hello...

Romance

My father & mother's story - At 19 & an apprentice electrician in Chelmsford, Essex Ken was...

My Memories of D-Day

Dad applied for the “Builder Volunteers” and was immediately posted to West Hartlepool where my...

Spared By The Skin Of My Teeth...icon for Story with photo

It was by a sheer chance that my unit failed to be on the doomed ship, the Lancastria off St Nazaire,...

Escape from France at Dunkerque.

His Unit , equiped with their Bofors 40 mm Light Anti-Aircraft Guns , were sent to France as part of the...

My War Years

I had just completed nine months of training as an 18 year old naval recruit, when as a member of a...

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