By John Vasco
This ebook is a brief photo-history of 1 Luftwaffe fighter Staffel, predominantly exhibiting the conflict of england interval, as much as the purpose whilst Willy Fronhöfer belly-landed his Bf 109 E-4, Yellow 10, W. Nr. 1184, at Jubilee corridor Farm, Ulcombe, on thirty first August 1940 following wrestle with Pilot Officer Colin grey of fifty four Squadron. the images checklist not just airplane, yet personalities of the Staffel flying and flooring personnels scenes of way of life, the devastation chanced on because the Staffel complicated via occupied territory, the enemy plane came across destroyed or deserted, and a inhabitants made temporary by means of the horror of conflict. it's a precise, short perception right into a very small component of the German battle computer because it loved remarkable good fortune in its push throughout western Europe within the spring and summer time of 1940.
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A reunion is organised by the former evacuees each year to mark the move from Overton Hall to Amber Valley camp. It takes place at Ogston sailing club, which was the camp’s dining room and is now the only remaining part of the camp. First Time in the Countryside Sylvia Rigley, then aged eight, was evacuated from Liverpool to Chirk, North Wales, in September 1939. Sylvia Rigley attended Chirk Girls School when she was evacuated to North Wales. (Author’s collection) ‘We were packed off with our belongings in rucksacks and packed lunches, with some teachers in charge.
Courtesy of Lourdes Galliano) An Older Evacuee Dorothy Reynolds, then aged 16, was evacuated with Westcliff High School for Girls, Westcliff on Sea, Essex, to Derbyshire in June 1940. ‘I was in the Lower Sixth Form at school when the Government announced plans to evacuate children from the coastal areas, so we went by train to Chapel-en-le Frith Station, with one piece of luggage, lunch and a gas mask. We wore our winter uniform and it was a very hot day. On arrival we were welcomed with tea and sandwiches in the Constitution Hall, then our heads and throats were inspected by nurses.
The Last to be Chosen Eight-year-old Barry Fletcher was evacuated from Station Road School in Witton, near Birmingham, to Feckenham in Worcestershire in 1939 ‘I sat on the left hand side of the village hall, facing anxious children on the bench opposite, some crying, but most wide-eyed, tired and wishing they were back at home. I found myself next to a boy nearly two years older and gradually became aware of strangers arriving, pointing at children, usually the girls, and within a few minutes the child and adults disappeared out of the door.