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Home Guard to the Real Thing (in India)

One or two old soldiers said ‘Christ knows where we're going,’ and pulled in at Durban,...

World War II Memories- Life in the Mines

On arriving at the surface we walked out of the cage onto the bit brow and looking up the night sky was...

Flying Boaticon for Story with photo

I well remember one night in early 1941 when the oil tanks in a suburb of Plymouth were bombed, we were...

Loughton at War

Later that year a whole stick of bombs landed on Tyshurst Hill and demolished an almost complete row of...

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Memories 2

In Dad's car from Kidbrooke to Sutton Coldfield, slipping and sliding all the way on roads covered with...

Who Fired the Rifle and Hit Jesse Salvidge's Guttering?icon for Story with photo

One night when there were a lot of aeroplanes going over on their way to bomb Bristol, Mr Newman, a retired...

Getting By in Wartime Rochester

The factory was Short Brothers in Rochester and we were making Sunderland and Stirling aircraft. I found...

Wartime Memories: Pa's Army

He worked at the Gloster Aircraft Company in Hucclecote as a draughtsman, working on the Hawker Hurricane...

Memories 1

To London Fire Brigade dance at Covent Garden with Dad, Mum, Dorothy and her sister Margery. Dad rings me...

Home Guard in Caterham

About 6 months later, Cranmer was promoted Adjutant and I was promoted to Platoon Officer, operating from...

"Z"Battery, Rocket AA in Hyde Park

I must be one of the last surviving members of the 101st City of London Home Guard, AA Rocket Battery,No7...

Memories of Gunner Dennis Nash

After a few months I left there and began an apprenticeship at Accles and Pollock in Oldbury, another...

Women in Wartime

The service entailed long hours within the departments dealing with Government traffic and we were...

Fred McEwan and the Home Guard Rescue the Caretaker's Family at Hulme Town Hall

Fred McEwan and his colleague Joseph McKeown were serving in the C Company of the 46th Battalion Home Guard...

Home Guard Weaponry

The one at Portstewart was up at Cromore House, where Cromore Halt is just outside Portstewart. I'm...

Air Raid Recollections of WW2

The other crew members from the plane were Feldwebel Franz Olssen - Navigator, Gefreiter Hans Schiealinski...

Wartime Reminiscences

Mr Ross went into army cadets and became messenger for the local Home Guard, attached to a Greenock...

Lutterworth's 'Dad's Army'

Lutterworth had quite a lot of evacuees. They blew up the testing shed in Rugby so the operation had to be...

War Story Of Doreen Thorrington

During this time my mother was caretaker of our village school at Sparkwell, and the school was used as a...

Memories of Wartling Home Guard

My name is Jim Honeysett, I am 88 years old, and was born in Wheelwright Cottage Wartling, near...

Sussex Home Guardicon for Story with photo

My name is Jim Honeysett; I am 88 years old and was born in Wheelwright Cottage Wartling, near Herstmonceux...

Village Life

I lived in Walberton, a village between Ford and Tangmere aerodromes. My cousin who was staying with us...

I was in the Home Guard

We did our training on rifles, sten guns and digging trenches at Grimethorpe on the fields as well as at...

Home Guard Days in Clayton by Dan MacFarlane

The Second in Command was Tommy Lang, licensee of the aforementioned “Humphrey Cheetham”. Tommy...

Brian Grassby's Story

They had some on the Racecourse, I think they were Indians, used to be in the Racecourse place. They used...

Reminiscences of Ilfracombe at War 1939 to 1945

Virtually all the hotels were requisitioned for troops, the Ilfracombe Hotel and St Petrocs housed the Pay...

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