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Joan Lewis' Story

We used to go to some Common Land called the Westwood and watch the searchlights criss crossing the sky. On...

Air Raid on Ramsgate: John Side 3

It has been written by his daughter Lyn Davis who kindly provided it to the Thanet Libraries and UK-Online...

Don't Play With Fire!

There was a tunnel up from the cellar and an access corridor to an escape hatch in the garden... I became a...

Conscription to join the Home Guard

Another occured a few years later when the idea that the German paratroops were going to parachute down...

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Home Guard was sometimes dangerous

However, my main story takes me back to very early November,1942, when my beloved uncle,, Robert Leslie...

Britain's Secret Army - Chapter 2

It included poachers and gamekeepers,ghillies, stalkers, verderers from the New Forest, farmers and their...

Bedford Home Guard

Bedford itself was bombed twice, once at 9 in the morning near the railway station, and luckily no one was...

Oulton Broad at War

One night a bomber had been over, and had dropped an incendiary bomb which had gone right through the large...

Was This A Dad's Army Success?

In 1941 the Home Guard had been formed and my Uncle Willy being a First World War veteran was put in charge...

Great Grandad Speck

He had to wear a uniform, Khaki in colour and a helmet.His main tasks were to look out at road junctions...

Evacuated from Glasgow to Gatehouse Of Fleeticon for Story with photo

The school was orignally owned by a brewery family and was taken over jointly by the education authorities...

Sanderstead

Occasionally bombs would fall in the Croydon/Sanderstead area, but the chickens appeared unaffected and...

Homeguard Stand Down Concert

We marched from Hyde Park, down Piccadilly, Oxford and Regent Streets, and came back to the saluting base...

My Parent's War

My parents lived in Hillmorton, Rugby and spoke of nights stood on the landing watching Coventry being...

The Home Guard in a small village in Lancashire

The Home Guard in our small village met in one of the pubs, the Farmer's Arms, and staffed fire...

A Trip to Remember

My Grandad Moved from the borders of Scotland to Norfolk at the beginning of the Second World War... My...

The Home Guard defend the A 44 road from German Invaders.

Wartime on a hopyard near Pershore, Worcs. The idea was that when a German motorcyclist was driving along...

Live Rocket!

He did fire-watching dutyand was on the anti-aircraft guns in Hyde Park London. He died many years ago, but...

Absent Home Guards and German Invasion in Warwick Bridge?

It was a Sunday morning and I was delivering the milk to a lodge of Warwick Hall near Warwick Bridge. Our...

Anfield Cemetary

My Dad John Sweeney, was in the LDV Liverpool Defence volunteers, he had lost his leg in the 1st world...

Volunteer Gunners: Home Guard Rockets

When in action the battery fired 128 of these shells to a determined height and position with the general...

Dads Army

Hello At the age of 6 years or so I remember accompaning my Dad on week end manoeuvares with the Home Guard...

Childhood Reminiscences of Lingfield in Surrey

I remember when our village, Lingfield, was bombed... The second bomb had hit the village school...

Forming the Home Guard: In Ilchester, Somerset

Three of us, Jack Masters, Dennis Coombe and I, were detailed to be on look out on the top of Ilchester...

Dad's Army in Filton

During the 'phoney war' when nothing much happened, there was a big car park down at the back of...

Shipbuilding and night manoeuvers

During the testing of the first of these on the River Weaver, huge quantities of water were dispelled from...

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