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Gas Holder on Fire, February 1944: Home Guard Bravery in Walton-on-Thames

When they reached the top they found that the tubs of clay which had been placed around the handrails of...

Dad's Army Memories

Peat has been taken from the moors for many hundreds of years, and in the mid 19th Century the Dutch Moss...

Under the Indian Sunicon for Story with photo

There was a lot of conflict in the India at the time between Muslims and Hindu's. I was actually in...

Featherstone Home Guard

We had Canadian Ross rifles-303s- delivered to the pit yard covered in grease which we had to cleanoff, and...

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A Manchester Police Runnericon for Story with photo

This didn't seem to me to be a sensible use of time and effort at a period of extreme crisis in the...

Plane Crashes near Ballymena

Another instance comes to mind when an American Flying Fortress coming in from the Irish Sea crashed on...

Buckingham Home Guard

We recently held a 1940s weekend and as part of the research for the event I interviewed Roy Norris who is...

Growing Up in World War 2: In the Cotswolds and the RAF

There I was regraded WOPair and from there to Bridlington Initial training wing.After the 6 week course it...

Life in the Home Guard with Pikes

The railway had its own section of the Home Guard and I was allocated to the platoon based at Forest Hill...

Alan's Story

I always remember a friend of mine who was in the SAS, commando unit, said that the first time he stuck a...

Home Guards

At weekends the raining became more serious and my mates were in a patrol trying to break into Woolwich...

Jim's Story

One incident in the Atlantic does however remain with me, for I sighted a Torpedo advancing towards my ship...

Dads Army, on the Cornish Beaches

In St Austell at the time there were two great camps of American Troops they were based at Pentewan with 50...

Wartime Memories

I worked as an electrical welder at Foster Yates and Thoms during the second world war in the Fabrication...

THE UNCLE I NEVER KNEWicon for Story with photo

Mother's youngest brother, Arthur Gordon Gadsby, joined the Sherwood Foresters, eventually being sent...

Bill's Memories of the War

The next week we guarded the local post office and telephone exchange, and, during the next 4-5 months we...

Counter-Invasion measures in Northern Ireland

The next thing I remember, the Army came to put demolition charges below Harryville bridge. One night in...

With the Home Guard: The First Step Towards Service with the North Irish Horse

The unit was based in St. Hilary's Church Hall, home of the 15th Wallasey Boy Scouts. I was Scoutmaster...

Lest We Forget: County Durham

During World War 1 my father had been a Chief Petty Officer in the Royal Naval Division - which despite its...

Eric's War

I have vivid memories of him and his friends going off each Sunday morning dressed in their khaki uniforms...

My Home Guard Experienceicon for Story with photo

Uniform and Weapons At first the uniform was bland as it only had LDV and an armband. In June 1942 we were...

Guarding the Coal

The orderly sargent came back about two hours later to find dad sitting down on the job and commenced to...

Warrington 1939-1943

My decision was to protect our home and family from the Luftwaffe by digging an air raid shelter in the...

Life in the Home Guard on D-Day

Later on a request went out for volunteers to go to a gun battery at Friars Cliffe , recently built, and...

Refits and Navy Life

Saved by a shovelicon for Story with photo

Anyway, we were walking along a road, Charlton Old Road it was called and then Old Dover Road, it was a...

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