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CSV Action Desk/BBC Radio Lincolnshire
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Welcome to the CSV/Lincolnshire People's War.

The following WW2 memories have been collected by People's War Story gatherers who have been trained by the CSV Action Desk at BBC Radio Lincolnshire.

If you would like to become a People's War story gatherer in Lincolnshire or if you live in the East Midlands and you, or someone you know would like to add a story to the People's War website then please contact the People's War Volunteer Co-ordinator at the CSV Action Desk at BBC Radio Lincolnshire on 01522 821000.

Stories contributed by CSV Action Desk/BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Lancasters
My First Love
Patriotic Bloomers!
Summer 44
D-Day +icon for Story with photo
My Wartime Experiences
A Child's Memories
Army Cadet Force in Wartime
The Forties to 2005
Recyle. What's New About Recycling?!
Memories Of the second world war in Burton-on-Trent
We had evacuees for 1 year
Casualties
Sandstorm
Bomber Aircraft in the Wolds at Belchford, Lincs
A Family's War Without Guns
A Toddler's Story
Grantham School Boy 1939 to 1945
Mending Watches
Look Out at the Castle
Obtaining Food
Sayings
My Lucky Escape
Bread of Life
The Little Soldier
Bombing of Foundry Street Horncastle
My War
The Day War Broke Out
My Memories as a Young Boy
Elizabeth Street
One Missed Lunch
A.R.P. Decontaminationicon for Story with photo
My War Time Memories
My War Years As A Child In Grantham
The Stranger Called Daddy
Visiting My Father's Grave
The Scattering of My Family Due to the War
The Cost of Fighting Fascismicon for Story with photo
The Sixth Son of the Regimental Sergeant Major; Part 1icon for Recommended story
Land Girl Peggyicon for Story with photo
The Sixth Son of the Regimental Sergeant Major; Part 2
The Sixth Son of the Regimental Sergeant Major; Part 3
The Sixth Son of the Regimental Sergeant Major; Part 4
A Night to Remember
My Naval Service in World War II
Home Life as a Little Girl
Home life as a little girl 2
Home life as a little girl 3
home life as a little girl 4
The Sixth Son of the Regimental Sergeant Major; Part 5
The Sixth Son of the Regimental Sergeant Major; Part 6
Naval Operations
Naval Operations 2
Naval Operations 3
Naval operations 4
Naval operations 4
A Schoolboys Wartime memories
My War Years in Hospital
A Schoolboys Wartime Memory 2
A School boys wartime memories 3
A Schoolboys Wartime Memories
A Schoolboys Wartime Memories 5
I was a Happy Vaccy
A Schoolboys Wartime Memories 6
A Schoolboys Wartime memories 7
My Childhood - The War Years
The lincolnshire RGT in Holland dec 44-feb 45
The Lincolnshire RGT 2nd Battallion in Holland 2
The Lincolnshire RGT 2nd Battalion in Holland 3
The Lincolnshire RGT 2nd Battallion in Holland 4
The Lincolnshire RGT 2 nd Battallion in Holland 5
The Lincolnshire Battallion 2 nd Regiment in Holland 6
The Lincolnshire 2nd Battallion RGT in Holland 7
War Pensioner's Son
Untitled
A 6 Year Old Evacuees Story
I joined the Navy
Was it Star Wars
childhood memories
Jack's Travels in the Royal Engineersicon for Story with photo
A Boyhood in Wartime England; Part 1
A Boyhood in a Wartime England; Part 2
A Boyhood In a Wartime England; Part 3
A Boyhood in A Wartime England; Part 4
A Boyhood in a Wartime England; Part 5
A Boyhood in a Wartime England: Part 6
A Boyhood in a Wartime England; Part 7
A Boyhood in a Wartime England; Part 8
My Brother's Ghost
Norma's Little Memories
6 year old evacuees war stories
6 year old war evacuees stories
a 6 year old evacuees war stories
A 6 Year Old War Evacuees Stories
Wartime Day Nursery in Grantham - an Itinerary
Wartime Day Nursery - Duties
A Wartime Day Nursery - Nurse Training
Memories 1942 - 1944icon for Story with photo
A District Nurse in London
a wartime day nursery - medicine
A Wartime Day Nursery - Where Are They Now?
A Wartime Day Nursery - Post War
A Wartime Day Nursery - Christmas
Bombing of Skegness
The Grey Fire Engine
The Aftermath of WW2
Unexploded Bombs
My Expeditions with Uncle Tom
Flying Bomb
Beware! Tainted Coffeeicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo
My Mum's Struggle
The Sinking of HMS Birdlip (T218)
Eileen Parsons Remebers - 1940
Eileen Parsons Remembers - Induction
North African Campaign: Tunisia Part 1icon for Recommended story
My Different Memories of the War
Bombs Over Lincoln
Memories of Village Life
My Life as an Aircraft Dismantler
Bombed Batter
Wartime Memories of Grantham
Life in London
My Experiences in the NAAFI
My Time in the WRENS
Early 1944
North African Campaign; Tunisia Part 2
The North African Campaign; Tunisia Part 3
The North African Campaign; Tripoi
Italy Part 1; Across the Med
Italy Part 2; Salerno and Beyond
Our Neighbours
Battle of Britain
Arnhem Sept 1944
Haunted By Tirpitz
War on the Farm
Life at Home in WW2 - Louth
Life at Home in WW2 - looking after French
Life at home in ww2 - blackout
Life at home in WW2 - Bomber County
Life at home in WW2 - Police
Italy Part 3; Advance From Naples
Italy Part 4: Crossing the Garigliano
Italy Part 5; Crossing the Gargliano cont'd
Italy Part 6; To Rome and the North (i)
Italy Part 7; To Rome and the North (ii)
Normandy to the Baltic - a background
A COLD WINTER WITH FROSTBITE
Normandy to the Baltic
WIth no 85 'F' Squadron Hurricanes in France
Normandy to the Baltic - VE Day
Italy Part 8; To Rome and the North (iii)
Journey To Egypt; Brazil
Journey to Egypt; Durban
Journey to Egypt: Aden
Saving the Sub
The Sheep's Revenge
Barnum & Bailey's Circus
The Drovers Return
Corn Fed Sheep
The Last Days of War
Leicester Memories
growing up in wartime lincoln
bombs and gasmasks in lincoln
planes over lincoln
scary sister!
Food Shortages and Recipes in Lincoln
christmas time
children's games, toys and schooldays
cold winter's
memories in lincoln
Beating the bloomin' doodlebugs
Eileen Parsons Remembers Part 1...Posted
Royal Marines at War
Eileen Parsons Remembers Part 2...Billeting
Eileen Parsons Remembers Part 3..other activities
Eileen Parsons Remembers Part 4...remustering
Eileen Parsons Remembers Part 5..a change of duties
Eileen Parsons Remembers Part 6...Another Change
Childhood Memories
Joining The Navy
My Unforgettable Memory
Off Duty Time Ashore
Parrots from W Africa
Secrecy of the Bouncing Bomb
The cold weather at sea
Our Surprise Visitor
Close Encounters
Memories of a Telegram Girl
Bombs in Nottingham
Lincolnshire recollections
My memories
Farm Tales
Trips Abroad
Lincolnshire Aerodromes
Life in the Sawmill
I was a casualty of war!
Child Labour
My war Experiences
My childhood memories from a Lincolnshire Village
The Iron Phantom of the Desert Pt 1
The Iron Phantom of the Desert Pt 2
The Iron Phantom of the Desert Pt 3
The Iron Phantom of the Desert Pt4
The Iron Phantom of the Desert Pt 5
The Iron Phantom of the Desert Pt 6
The Iron Phantom of the Desert Pt 7
The Iron Phantom of the Desert Pt 8
The Iron Phantom of the Desert Pt 9
The Iron Phantom of the Desert Pt 10
School Girl Memories
THE GERMAN'S BURNED MY VESTS
Rosie Our Evacuee
H.M.S. Phoebeicon for Story with photo
No Subject
H.M.S. Phoebe Crewicon for Story with photo
A Civilians Story
A Cooks Travels In The A.T.S.icon for Story with photo
A.T.Sicon for Story with photo
DSM for HMS Unison crewmanicon for Story with photo
Crew of HMS Unisonicon for Story with photo
The Day I got my medalicon for Story with photo
HMS Unisonicon for Story with photo
HMS Sagaicon for Story with photo
How the DSM was won by SPO William G. Barnetticon for Story with photo
The Eye
The Day I got engaged
Tales of the Supernaturalicon for Story with photo
HMS Snappericon for Story with photo
My Father's War in the Submarines and other ships
Land Army Girl's
The sinking of the Marco Foscariniicon for Story with photo
The Sinking of the Marco Foscarini (pt 2)icon for Story with photo
My Grandma Sees a Ghost
The sinking of HMS Curacoa
The Man Who Never Was
The Iron Phantom of the Desert Pt 11
The Iron Phantom of the Desert Pt 12
The Iron Phantom of the Desert Pt 13
A Letter From the Front Lineicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo
Derbyshire Memories
The Iron Phantom of the Desert Pt 14
The Iron Phantom of the Desert Pt 15
The Iron Phantom of the Desert Pt 16
The Iron Phantom of the Desert Pt 17
The Iron Phantom of the Desert Pt 18
The Iron Phantom of the Desert Pt 19
My War Memories
HMS Barham
Life on Flat Bottomed Ships 1944-6icon for Story with photo
Life on Flat Bottomed Ships 1944-6 (Pic)icon for Story with photo
On the Sea and On the Land!icon for Story with photo
On the Sea and On the Land! (Pic)icon for Story with photo
World War Two memories Around Saxilby
War Time Memories Around Saxilby
War Time Memories Around Saxilby 2
War Time Memories Around Saxilby 3
War Time Memories Around Saxilby 4
The Barges
War Time Memories Around Saxilby 5
War Time Memories Around Saxilby 6
War Time Memories Around Saxilby 7
War Time Memories Around Saxilby 8
Charlie Hudson's Bus
The Marshes
H.M.S. Phoebe Light Cruisericon for Story with photo
My recollections of the bombings of Gainsborough
World War 2 In Trawlersicon for Story with photo
World War 2 In Trawlers (Pic)icon for Story with photo
Bombs dropping on Railway Bridge
V E DAY
My Drunken Night Out
Day War was Declared
Sooty Grandma'
'My Brother's 14th Birthday
sheffield bombing
WAR REMINICINCES
Going Blind
Memories of a Graneadier and POW told to his nephew pt1
Some memories of a grenadier and POW as told to his nephew pt2
My boyhood memories of WW2icon for Story with photo
My boyhood memories of WW2 pt 2icon for Story with photo
My Boyhood memories of the 2nd WW pt 3icon for Story with photo
Grandad's wartime memories 1
EVACUATED - THREE LOST SOULS FROM LONDON
Grandad's wartime memories pt 2
Grandad's Wartime Memories pt 3
My Story - Memories
Grandad's wartime memories pt 4
Memories of 1940
My Commando Comrades 1
My Commando Comrades 2
My Commando Comrades 3
My Commando Comrades 4
My Commando Comrades 5
A Devon childhood during the war
The Diary of Mrs Ruth Irving- Bell 1
Fred Caldwell's War Story pt 1
Fred Caldwell's War Story Pt 2
Waving Goodbye
The Night Watchman
A Night at the Cinema
Everyday Life during WW2
Recollections of 1940icon for Story with photo
Life around Liverpool
My Childhood Memories of the Girl Guide Movement during WW2
Land Army Tales 1
Land Army Tales 2
Land Army Tales 3
My work as a basket weaver during ww2
A Child in Hull
Epic of the Airborne Chindits
The Life of a Prisoner of War on the River Kwaiicon for Story with photo
Grantham tales
Rippingdale 1939-1945
A World War Story
H.M.S. Orestes
H.M.S. Ramilliesicon for Story with photo
Account of 'D' Day Part 1icon for Story with photo
At War - Village Style
Memories of a Wartime Childhood
Can You Hear Something Ticking?
The Bomb on Woodhall Spa
A Child's Vivid Memory
Lancasters Return
Finding The Way
The Night our Lancaster became a Colander
Hot pork Pies!
Whale Meat Again
My memories of Evacuation
Account of 'D' Day Part 2icon for Story with photo
Hard Times
An Air Raid on a Lancashire Village
Evacuee in Cornwall
Memories of a Childhood in Wartime Lincs 1
Memories of a Childhood in Wartime Lincs 2
Memories of a Childhood in Wartime Lincs 3
Account of 'D' Day Part 3icon for Story with photo
SAIGON '45
Memories of a Childhood in Wartime Lincs 4
Memories of a Childhood in Wartime Lincs 5
Memories of a Childhood in Wartime Lincs 6
Memories of a Childhood in Wartime Lincs 7
1940's School Boy Memories
1940's School Boy Memories Part 2
1940s School Boy Memories Part 3
1940s School Boy Memories Part 4
Some School Wartime Memories 1
Some School Wartime Memories 2
Some School Wartime Memories 3
Evacuee 1
Evacuee 2
Wartime Memories
Memories of our (evacuated) school years during the war
Memories of my (evacuated) school years during the war 2
Memories of the War; some good, some bad
Memories of the War; Some good, some bad (pic 1)icon for Story with photo
Memories of the War; Some Good, Some Bad (pic 2)icon for Story with photo
Memories of the War; Some Good, Some Bad (pic 3)icon for Story with photo
Memories of the War; Some Good, Some Bad (pic 4)icon for Story with photo
My Boyhood Memories of the 2nd World War (pic )icon for Story with photo
My War Years 1939 -1945
My War Years 1939 - 1945 pt2
My War Years 1939 - 1945 pt 3
My War Years 1939 - 1945 pt 4
Out of the dark into the light pt1
My War Years 1939 - 1945 pt 5
out of the dark into the light pt 2
Out of the dark into the light pt3
The Diary of Mrs Ruth Irving Bell Part2
An unusual 48 hour pass
Civilian life as an 11 year old onwards until working with the NAAFI pt1
Civilian life as an 11 year old onwards until working with the NAAFI pt2
The Diary of Mrs Ruth Irving-Bell - Part 3
The Diary of Mrs Ruth Irving-Bell - Part4
Civilian life as a 11 year old onwards until working with the Naafi pt3
Embarrassing Moment!
The Diary of Mrs Ruth Irving - Bell Part 5
The Diary of Mrs Ruth Irving-Bell Part 6
The Diary of Mrs Ruth Irving-Bell - Part 7
The Diary of Mrs Ruth Irving-Bell - Part 8
The Diary of Mrs Ruth Irving-Bell - Part 9
A Naval Christeningicon for Story with photo
A Naval Christening (pic)icon for Story with photo
School Time
Make Do and Mend
Walkeringham at Waricon for Story with photo
Wartime Apples
Wartime Recipe
Walkeringham In Wartimeicon for Story with photo
Land Army on the Farm
Helpston in Wartime
The Paper Mill
Women at War
Brief Memoriesicon for Story with photo
The War comes to the North West of England
A Glimpse of Life as a VAD
War Memories Pt1
Wartime Memories Pt2
Wartime Memories Pt3
Wartime Memories Pt4
Wartime Memories Pt5
Wartime Memories Pt6
Wartime Memories Pt7
Wartime Memories Pt8
My Memories of the War Pt1
My Memories of the War Pt2
Demobilisation
Some Reflections of Army Life
I Don't Want to be a Soldier; I Don't Want to go to War
I Don't Want to be a Soldier; I Don't Want to go to War Pt2
Normandie Ma Normandie
The Breakout
The Breakout Part 2
Joyce's Wartime Story Pt 1icon for Story with photo
Joyce's Wartime Story Part 2icon for Story with photo
My Father's Homecoming from the Waricon for Story with photo
My War Story Pt 1icon for Story with photo
My War Story Part 2icon for Story with photo
My War Story Part 3
Picture Post
Blackberrying
War Time in Tansor
War Time in Tansor pt2
War Time in Tansor pt 3
A New Life in the Countryside
World War Two experiences as a child
My Father's War Experiences 1icon for Story with photo
My Father's War Experiences 2icon for Story with photo
My Father's War Experiences 3 (pic)icon for Story with photo
My War
My War - Part 2
My War - Part 3
My War - Part 4
A Child's War
My War Pt 5
My Preparation for Army Serviceicon for Story with photo
An Invitation from HM George V
Schoolgirl memories of World War 2
If You Can Knit - You Can Do Your Bit
The Squadron Leader
Arnhem Bridge part 1
Arnhem Bridge part 2
Forgotten - NB Likely!
Quick Release
Wartime Memories in Cornwall
Our Shelter was a hedge!
Wartime Fairies and other stories
Basic Training
Cosford, No 2 School of Technical Training - 1939-1940
Cosford No2 School of Technical Training
No2 Flying Training School - Pt 1
Wartime Memories
Memories of Wartime Lincoln
Memories of Wartime Lincoln Part 2
Memories of Wartime Lincoln Part 3
My fathericon for Story with photo
My mum and dadicon for Story with photo
Boston Bomber Crewsicon for Story with photo
Graham's Story
1941
Blackpool 1941/1942
Skegness No 11 R.C. (1942)
25 M.U. Hartlebury (1942)
Gosport - 1942
No 7 Air Gunnery School
No 4 School of Technical Training (1942) - Part 1
Damaged Spitfireicon for Story with photo
Four ME109's in Five Minutesicon for Story with photo
Rommels H.Q. Tunisicon for Story with photo
North Africa Visiticon for Story with photo
R.A.F. In Sicilyicon for Story with photo
Montgomery and Canaryicon for Story with photo
Spitfire Scrambleicon for Story with photo
No 4 STT & 57 Squadron
Operations from Scampton
Pathfinder Operations - Part 1
Pathfinder Operation - Part 2
Instructing in Lossiemouth
RAF Warboys - October 1944.
Training with 7 Squadron
Operations with 7 Squadron
The End of the War
A Footnote
Forces Favouriteicon for Story with photo
Troop Visiticon for Story with photo
M.T.Sectionicon for Story with photo
Off to Sicilyicon for Story with photo
R.A.F. Engineers Wash Smallsicon for Story with photo
Royal Air Forceicon for Story with photo
My War - 465 893
Preface to "A Veteran Looks Back"
Introduction to "A Veteran Looks Back"
A Veteran Looks Back - Chapter 1
A Veteran Looks Back - Chapter 2
A Veteran Looks Back - Chapter 3
A Veteran Looks Back - Chapter 4
A Veteran Looks Back - Chapter 5
A Veteran Looks Back - Chapter 6
A Veteran Looks Back - Chapter 7
A Veteran Looks Back - Chapter 8
A Veteran Looks Back - Chapter 9
A Veteran Looks Back - Chapter 10
A Veteran Looks Back - Chapter 11
A Veteran Looks Back - Chapter 12
A Veteran Looks Back - Chapter 13
A Veteran Looks Back - Chapter 14
A Veteran Looks Back - Chapter 15
A Veteran Looks Back - Chapter 16
A Veteran Looks Back - Chapter 17
A Veteran Looks Back - Chapter 19
A Veteran Looks Back - Chapter 20.
A Veteran Looks Back - Chapter 21
A Veteran Looks Back - Chapter 22

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