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Mrs Macken's story

· My Grandfather Edwards (Mother’s side) returned to London for VE Day having been evacuated to Aberfan in Wales.

· His father, Pappy, had remained in London as a firefighter throughout the Blitz.

· My Grandad Robertson (Father’s side) was initially an ambulance driver and air raid warden as he was too old for the first draft. However, he later served in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers serving in Italy, Egypt and Germany. He married Dora during the war who worked making uniforms and packing hand grenades; jobs allocated by the labour exchange. Her dad was sadly killed by a V2 bomb to their home in London

 

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