Ron Davis from Sussex
‘I joined St John Ambulance during WWII as a Cadet and
one particular instance stands out in my mind. I
was on duty with a friend at a local fun fair and on the way home
the siren sounded. We decided not to take cover as it was during
the time of the flying bombs. Instead, my friend
lay down one side of the road by a wall and me the other.
The bomb exploded a few streets away but fortunately we
were not injured.
We ran towards the scene of the explosion and we passed injured
people outside their homes. A policeman was at the scene
and asked us to stop people going in the houses until the
rescue services arrived, so us kids stood there proudly in
our uniforms stopping people.’