During WWII, in I943,1 was a member of a Scout group in Tooting, London. Enjoyable though it was, it didn’t have the excitement of the various cadet forces. My friend and I thought of the Air Training Corps. We were a little below the minimum age to join but when we applied we must have […]
Joining in December, 1958, originally with 412 Squadron in Nottingham, I then transferred to 209 Squadron at Upnah House on Forest Road. After a few years, the building was handed over to the Girls’ High School and we moved to a new wooden hut at Gresham playing fields in West Bridgford which still exists today. […]
Present day ATC recruits are no doubt very keen but in the 1930s there was a tenseness and urgency that would be difficult to appreciate now. There was a very real threat of invasion and we all felt a strong need to do our bit for the war effort. In North Somercotes, on the Lincolnshire […]
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