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My V.E.Night

At Air Transport Command Harrow, for a station; he suggested St. Mawgan Cornwall a joint USAF and RAF...

Working in a Reserved Occupation in Birmingham

Before the war, he lived out in the country in Llandudno with his newly wedded wife, but as a result of the...

Gordon Taylor 's Story : VE Day

The book written by Clifford Barnard Titled Two Weeks In May tells the whole story Tuesay May 7th saw me in...

The 8th May 1945. V E Day.

Round about mid-day we walked around a corner of the road and were met by an American Armoured Fighting...

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Memories of V E Day

I was a P.O.W. after the Battle of Crete, 1941, and was 4 years in various working camps, not being an...

A Childs memories

Things we used on washdays: Soap powders: Alono Paddy – Co-op own brand Wiclo bleaching tablet Dolly...

German Surrender

I was eventually notified that some German emissaries weould be seeking to pass through my position to...

Bill Green's Story of VE Day

Although seriously undertrained, I flew Hurricanes with the Squadron in the Battle of Britain and in...

Childhood Memories

One night there were Stirling bombers, and German planes were attacking them, and we were watching the...

V.E,Day

All of them commandeering the trams and singing and dancing up and down the length of Hope Street ,singing...

VE Day in the Far East

The Petty Officers and Senior Petty Officers they could get spo because they were supposed to have the...

One Child's War Part 8 The End of the War by Elizabeth Chapman (nee Goodwin)

That evening in London, Winston Churchill, our great war-time Prime Minister, addressed the crowds that had...

My Eleventh Birthday

The end of World War Two was my eleventh birthday. The day war ended, my eleventh birthday, I remember the...

Do You Sleep Easy at Night?

It was a bit terrifying, but we all went to school next day; my eldest sister went to Art College. My mum...

Celebrating VE Day.

At long last the very day that everyone had hoped and waited for had now dawned,as it was officially...

Getting Your Fingers Burnt!

Sometimes referred to as THE BUFFS, this motto attributed as having been given to the regiment by the Duke...

V E Day memories of Albert James

One night a bomb landed in the gardens behind Greenwood Avenue, Riding Fields, Thomson Avenue and Cherry...

Where I was on VE Day 8th May 1945

I was a Warrant Officer Class 2, one of a small number of British officers and Non-Commissioned Officers...

VJ Day - All at Sea

The Stirling Castle was also a Union Castle Line ship, like the Durban Castle on which I had arrived in...

General Election, 1945

When he did a tour of South London constituencies in support of ‘National’ candidates he...

V.E. Dayicon for Story with photo

On V.E. Day I was 10 years old and in Grove Isolation Hospital, Leighton Buzzard recovering from a serious...

Memories of Rod Mackey

We pooled our odd coppers to pay for one member to enter the tent as an observer, whist we others went...

VE Day

Each crew member also got a present- Geoffrey was given a beautiful sports jacket- black and white...

Who hung Herr Hitler?

Of course, our street, Welfare Street, expected to win as we excelled in talent, especially the Russian...

AN IN-SPIRED VE DAY

After working just over a year in REME Workshops repairing telecomm equipment I reached the age of 18 -...

The War Years 6 - VE day in Aldridge

On VE day, Victory in Europe, there were huge bonfires and it was while burning rubbish from the rabbit...

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