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Farm Life and an Army Cadets' Experiencesicon for Story with photo

We had to take the books out to the car for en to check, and he said 'I can see you're honest'...

John Florida

There was one very nice wedding where the daughter of a DASO, that's a Deputy Armaments Supply Officer,...

Preparing for war and joining the Royal Corp. of Signalsicon for Story with photo

My dad was advised that the safest place for an air raid shelter in our garden at Beaconsfield Road in...

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...

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The Home Guard at Birley East Collieryicon for Story with photo

Introduction The articles on the Home Guard and the Bevin Boys plus its follow up chapter The Overseas...

Remembering the War

In August 1939 I went on holiday to Herne Bay in Kent and one day walking along the front I heard the...

My Wartime Years

During training we did aptitude tests and I was selected for RDF. Together with my friend Sid Webber, on...

Life Onboard a V and W Destroyer

Mr. Stone was resplendent in red frock coat black trousers with gold braid , and to my amazement informed...

Britain in Danger: The Home Guard in Derby

Only those who experienced those heady days, after the fall of France, can appreciate the fervour of...

Margaret Bennett

I remember, but this is nothing to do with Chepstow, staying with an Aunt in Cardiff and going into the...

My History of WW2

We worked under temporary cover for some time, but eventually they decided to move us to a former needle...

Evacuees, Pullthroughs and Flax - and the Navy

Now Watton Hill, which would have been on this map up here, now I told you an uncle of mine lived there...

Homeland Defenceicon for Story with photo

In 1943 I was apprenticed to be an aircraft designer with The Bristol Aeroplane Co., at their Filton Works,...

My Secret War

UNDAUNTED, Walter and myself roller-skated the three miles to the airport at Dyce, occupied by RAF Fighter...

More memories of WW2

It was in 1943 that I had my first trial for Newcastle United and I signed on amateur books Stan Seymour...

Heaton Moor Home Guard by Joe Carley

Substantial parts of this book were published by a local publisher, Neil Richardson in a volume entitled...

War-time Intelligence

Soon after this, the V2s started to fall, especially on London and the V1s were tailing off.My unit was...

Homeguard Memories

The weekly ticket for the bus from Dunstable town hall to Vauxhall cost 3 shillings and sixpence for 12...

Dad's Army - and Family Survival in London and Scotland

It must have been very difficult for them both, as it was for many who experienced the war years, but for...

A Home Guard Ack Ack Gunner in London by Joe Carley

In February 1944 the Home Guard gunners returned to London for their second stint at manning the Ack Ack...

Life of a Retailer In Dunstable

Although the introduction of the Delco factory increased the population of Dunstable, the biggest increase...

Reminiscences of a Hampshire Home Guard - Part 1

He also said that as I had no military experience he had arranged for me to go to the local Royal Marine...

Home Guard Brass Bandicon for Story with photo

We could then train the mother in the use of the gasmask, which had to be pumped up with air when the...

Schoolboy Memories

Although Portsmouth and Southampton, on each side, were hard hit, Fareham escaped the worst of the bombing....

Voluntary fire fighting and rescue work.

A historic society based near Rotol Airscrews in Bristol recently published a complete diary of the...

One Child's War Part 3 Blitzes and Bombshells by Elizabeth Chapman (nee Goodwin)

It was generally assumed that the Germans were attempting to bomb the Stockport railway viaduct, which was...

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