I was born in 1930, so when the war broke out I was 9 and developed an interest in all things appertaining to the war. During air raids at night, I used to stand outside the shelter watching the ack ack!  Grimsby and Newark were chosen by the Germans for the Butterfly Bomb attacks and the day after the attacks, it was a case of walk carefully and don't kick anything! In 1948 came National Service, I ended up in a lack lustre ack ack regiment and became battery clerk, (No Guard duties!!) Three months after demob, I signed on in the Royal Air Force, trained as air electrician and joined 617 Squadron working on Avro Lincolns and then the Canberra which took on detachment to Malaya.  After service, I worked for a food production company as electrical supervisor. Enjoyed 25 years as warrant officer in Air Cadets, Long Service Medal and Clasp and the Commandants Commendation.  Now at 82, well retired and help my wife breeding miniature poodles


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