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V.E Day, "In The Mood".

They would fill the pots with tea and give me corned beef sandwiches and I would wheel it back to the...

The End of the War

There were many nationalities representing the services including some Free French sailors and some very...

VE Day Memories of Catherine Patience (then 2052476 LACW Catherine Raddings WAAF)

My first posting was to the radar station at Danby Beacon near Whitby. Everyone who wasn't serving on a...

VJ Day

I was stationed at H.M.S. Gosling at Glazebury, a complex of three Naval training camps halfway between...

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Let there be light

Searchlights swept magic wands from side to side, parachute flares, brilliant white, floated slowly down,...

Dad's Letter from Okinawa 1945icon for Story with photo

My dad, Charles Hladky, was on the AOG-36 Ontonagon which was a Mattawee Class Gasoline Tanker. This is an...

Dancing All Night in Bedford

When I heard the war had ended I danced from one end of the Bedford Embankment to the other....

Student Nurse Gladys VE Dayicon for Story with photo

VE Day, May 8th 1945 and Student Nurse Gladys Charters was living in the Nurses Home at South Shields...

VE Day Memories

On the 8th May, 1945 my cousin, two friends, and I were joining in the celebrations which were being marked...

Childhood Memory of VE DAY

My Father was a Borough Engineer and Surveyor and in a reserved occupation,as he knew the lay out of vital...

An American on V.E. Day

My name is Odell Johnson, I was a member of the 453rd Bomb Group, 733rd Squadron... We formed up early in...

'Top Secret' News of Nuclear Bombing of Hiroshima. As told by Son in Law Richard Wintle.

As a telephone engineer one of his responsibilities was for the secret world of Highworth and Shrivenham....

We Heard On The Train

I was on coastal command on flying boats and I joined 210 Squadron at Pembroke Dock, then we moved to Poole...

Guarding Tintagel Church

Early in 1945 my father in law Cecil Jory and his Tintagel friend Dennis Hancock returned from the D Day...

V E DAY MEMORIES of Joyce Try

In the summer of 1940 the Dunkirk evacuation happened and the ‘phoney war’ was over; my friend...

VE Day recollection

15.00 Heard Winnie's statement, Lord Mayor's speech, hymn, National Anthem and cheers for King and...

VE Day in the Far Easticon for Story with photo

I was a Radio Mechanic in 1834 Squadron, R.N.A.S. on board HMS Victorious, operating as part of the US...

Life in London, the V 2 and V.E.Day

Every night the platforms of underground stations became dormitories for weary Londoners seeking...

Germany Surrenders - We Made Ginger Biscuits

Mrs Wilkinson recalls: "We arranged, when VE Day was announced, which would only be on the evening...

Wooler Avenue Victory Feteicon for Story with photo

The children's tea-party was held in a large marquee which was erected on a piece of spare ground in...

In London on VE Day

I had planned to meet my friend in London; so we met as planned and had our sandwiches in St.James's...

Two Normandy Veterans commemorate the 60th Anniversary of victory in WW2icon for Story with photo

During World War Two, Gordon and Alan took part in the Normandy Landings in June 1944... On Sunday morning...

Memories of Waricon for Story with photo

It was a wonderful day and we held a good party, with some Dutch friends and Norwegian troops who were...

VE day in Crosshouse,Ayrshire

Jeanette remembers VE Day very well — she was 6 years old and remembers all the flags hanging from...

Wartime Memory: Snowdon on VE Day

A friend, Henry Cutner and I, decided we would celebrate the first day of peace by climbing Snowdon, which...

Victory in Europe Day

We moved into the town over as assault bridge which had been put into place by an Armoured Vehicle Royal...

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