Some more of the fascinating stories that have come in over the last week…Hovering across the Pond (Harrier Air Race to New York), The Great Escape, Flak House, Football under fire , A dearly cherished and courageous son, Life in Romford in the Blitz, Gallipoli and My unplanned holiday in England.

Some are very moving, some stirring, some amusing, and some tales of ordinary people doing both ordinary and extraordinary things.  Also seeing some more  international ones from Australia, France, USA, Canada and the Netherlands.

A big thank you for sending your articles in to us.  Please ask your friends, relatives colleagues and neighbours to send in their contributions to Operation Bookworm.


Walter Kempter and crew
My unplanned holiday in England
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"Helping us all through the Great Isolation"

Operation Bookworm

With all BMMHS talks cancelled for the summer and hoping to resume in September, we have decided to put the ample time we all have our hands at present  to produce a book with the main content being from articles, memories, anecdotes of military experiences (serving or civilian) of our members or their family members and friends.    

We will also look to include articles and book excerpts from various authors and historians. The working title at the moment is ‘Glimpses of War’.  All the net profits will be donated to the Blind Veterans UK charity.  

Please keep them coming…Send them into us at