Sep 082012
 

We believe that as the number of people who lived through the terrifying V2 Rocket campaign this site is concerned with diminishes relentlessly then it necessarily follows that the pool of knowledge of these events also diminishes.  Even though it is completely understandable that you may be reluctant to relive events you have probably spent the best part of your life trying to forget, it is our hope that you enable us to transform this site into more than just a bland list of official reports by sharing your stories.

Even if you are fortunate enough to have been told stories of these events by older relatives and are willing to share those stories with us then we will be more than pleased to hear from you.

The easiest method is to complete one of the comment forms available on most pages where your message will be automatically added together with your name as supplied on the form. Your e-mail address will definitely NOT be available to anyone other than the administrator of the site – it will not be passed to any third party without your express permission.

You are also welcome to use our CONTACT FORM if you wish.

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  One Response to “PLEA FOR YOUR STORIES.”

  1. I was living in Groveway Dagenham from 1940 – 45 along with my family which included my grandad, an uncle, an aunt and her year old baby. We were bombed out by a German V2 Rocket which landed at the end of our back garden. Ours and adjacent houses were reduced to rubble, this happened late Feb 45 around about the 28th, I was 9 years old. The whole family were dug out from the resulting debris. I remember the rescue spotlights shining through broken rafters and a rescue team member’s arm reaching down grabbing my arm and pulling me free. I couldn’t hear any of this going on as I must have been temporarily deafened by shock or the blast. We were taken to Chadwell Health hospital my mother, father and myself in the same ambulance. Two days after when I was still in hospital I learned that my mother died as a result of that bomb blast. My mum Sarah was 42. I was told that the next door neighbour, Mrs Stevens, also died, she was roughly the same age as my mum. Mrs Stevens is mentioned in the Dagenham book of remembrance, but there is no mention of my mother. The rest of my family were saved but sustained minor injuries. My 12 month old cousin was perfectly alright even though she had been sleeping on the ground floor with my aunt, her mother and my 19 year old sister Violet. One comment on a separate report made by my old school mate and neighbour Jimmy Pignott showed my name spelt incorrectly, the correct spelling is Alan.

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