Ron Davis from SussexRon Davis, 1940s

‘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 ourSouth East uniforms stopping people.’

 

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