Coventry Blitz

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by CL1, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  2. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

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  3. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Diane

    Just after the main bombing- I worked at Daimler #2 near Courtaulds for a year making aero engines and we were bombed almost every night - can't recall

    ever making a full shift - finally moved to Birmingham making Crusader Tanks before call up- we were only bombed once per week….

    cheers
     
  4. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    persistent blighters weren't they. Did you get paid per shift, or for hours worked?

    Hope you're keeping well Tom.
     
  5. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Diane

    Can't recall how we were paid in those days but I do know it was WEAKLY…..fairly well but lungs are getting smaller

    Cheers
     
  6. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Tom
    Thanks, was only wondering if time on shift was curtailed, even for an air raid, were wages then docked accordingly.

    Sorry to hear that - at least the brain is still firing on all cylinders. ;)
     
  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  8. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Member

  9. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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