January 3, 2015


I’ve been given another set of incredible photos from my Grandad’s time in Asia during the war. This includes images of him working as a meteorologist, which was one of the jobs he did out there. Another of travelling over to India on the ferry, which took a number of weeks and was very cold in December! And one of him with the 1st Penang Company ‘The Boys Brigade’ and an amazing letter, thanking him for his valuable service.

I love these pictures. Each new find gives me more of an idea about what his experiences in the war may have been like.

N.B. The one of him sitting on a Nazi plane was taken near Celle in Germany where he was stationed before he was demobbed in August 1947 but I thought it too interesting not to include!

More to come…

  • Pete January 20, 2015 at 6:54 am

    I got the updated photos from Exeter, but too late to send you. However …
    the 2 of the wrecked German plane are actually from Dad’s time in Germany, as are the 2 of Grandad doing meteorology. The moody shot onboard ship was in transit to Germany.

    Unfortunately we’ve no idea where or when the dodgy swimwear hails from! (but think it’s postwar …)

    • January 22, 2015 at 11:36 am

      Thanks Pete, that’s great to get some extra insight. Amazing that the Nazi planes were when he was in Germany!