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War Brings in the Patients

I had a bit of luck you see really, because it was towards the end of the War when there was a...

Bombs ober Birkenhead by "Jerry"

We learned the following day it had a full bomb load and the crew had bailed out over East Anglia, after...

Ballymena in War Time

Commercial vehicles had a different type of petrol issued — it was known as “leaded”...

Harwich Home Guard

The German prisoners there used to be marched up through the town to the Church for services. One final...

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The White Family at Waricon for Story with photo

During that time my Mum had survived the many raids by Nazi bombers and Doodlebugs, Joyce had been involved...

Air Raids Over East Kent: John Side 4

When the Local Defence Volunteers had changed its name to the HOME GUARD and nicknamed “Dad's...

"A Child's Eye View of the War"

I came across the wet grass in my plimsoles with my mongrel dog for company as always... As I settled down...

Norfolk Wartime Memories

My Dad was essential personnel, working on the aeroplanes at Coltishall. Sometimes they closed Coltishall...

Dad's Army

The men did not use plates, they used tins called ‘Billy cans’ My Dad was called Bill, I...

Defending Ulster from Hitler's Paratroops

They reckoned if they were going to drop paratroops, they would drop them either at Dawn or at dusk....

The Ash Treeicon for Story with photo

Our Platoon consisted of one Officer, four Sergeants and approximately 30 volunteers, our C.O was a retired...

THE HOME GUARD

One day after Boulton & Paul's got bombed I got home and as I stood outside the house a German...

A Rare Bird: Service with the 7th Battalion Hertfordshire Home Guardicon for Story with photo

Prior to D-Day we did have to spend one night in the Town Hall and the men from the Home Guard brought...

Sitting on the Railings Watching the Bombs

We'd sit on the railings at the top of Gilroyd and watch the bombs coming down on Sheffield. We used to...

Blackout Duties in Warwick

Bernard, who at the time worked for CMD Engineering in Charles Street, thought that his war work was a...

Dad's Army before joining the Navyicon for Story with photo

One by one we were kitted out with Army uniform but I missed out, for just a month later my uniform issue...

Home Guard and ARP Warden in Yorkshire

My Father had a butchers shop in Halifax Yorkshire and his brother also had a butchers shop... My Uncle,...

Crash at Homer Lake

The plane seemed to be attempting to fly below some electrical pylons when all of a sudden it plummented...

The Phantom Paratroopers

All manner of weapons were dug out, old bayonets sharpened, large pepper pots placed in all rooms and by...

Evacuees and Home Guard in Keynsham

In September we children wandered down to the school hall to see the, mostly parentless, evacuees arrive...

Memories of the Home Guardicon for Story with photo

My Unit was stationed at Greatford under the local command of Major Hoare of Holywell Hall, Stamford. Later...

Dick Kerr's Ladies

My Dad, Bill Tomlinson, during the last war, worked as an aircraft fitter on Lancaster Bombers and, as he...

Wartime Memories: The Messenger Boy

Through the Sea Cadets I got a job as a Messenger Boy for the Naval Department at the Ministry of...

No Lights: The Home Guard in Leicester

He was stationed at Braunstone Hall in Braunstone Park, a large mansion which had, for many years, been a...

Home Guard Experiences: 16 Devon Plymouth

If I were to compare the people in charge with the characters from Dads Army I would say that our C.O. was...

The Night I Nearly Shot an Officer by G. H. Jales

Mr G. H. Jales remembers Night Watch at Rodean Girl's College in 1945....

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