Monthly Archives: January 2014

20 Court Martial & AWOL

I’m on a charge of striking a superior officer Jewish Private   I had been in a graded battalion because I only had one good eye and also because my Father was never naturalised.  Graded battalions were attached to various … Continue reading

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19 Mutiny and The Underground

“Last night’s action was bordering on mutiny!” RAF Electrician   The conditions in Gibraltar were really bloody horrible.  A few days after arriving they said “We want a volunteer for Station Electrician.”  I was a trained aircraft electrician but I didn’t … Continue reading

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18 POWs

The guard was saying “Don’t go near that, you’ll die.  It’s electrocuted.” Londoner   I was on Guernsey.  After about a year, or two years – I don’t quite remember – the Germans issued an ultimatum that all “non-islanders” as … Continue reading

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17 The RAF

You went to war for 6 hours and you came back to clean sheets and ham and eggs Waaf   I was posted to Regent’s Park.  It was ACR – Air Crew Receiving Centre, like for night vision, and so on. … Continue reading

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16 The Royal Navy

I don’t want to sound rotten about this, but in my opinion, having mixed with all parts of the other services, I would say the comradeship is highest in the navy London Dockers’ Son   Around about the time of the … Continue reading

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