Western Approaches Blog

Western Approaches HQ team members will all be taking a turn in providing content for our blog over the coming weeks and months. This post introduces Olivia, giving some background to her interest in researching the personnel who worked here and why she loves her role within the team…. “I’ve been a part of the […]

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After spending extensive time researching donated archive material we have managed to build up a wonderful collection of stories and oral histories of the people who served during the Battle of the Atlantic, as well as personnel who worked at Western Approaches during this period.

We want to share the stories of these remarkable men and women through this blog which will be frequently updated – giving a voice to those who are no longer with us.  It will pay credit to their achievements and truly appreciate their commitment and sacrifice during the Second World War.

These stories have been collected from the people themselves, and from their family or friends, visitors to Western Approaches and various organisations. Our blog posts will feature audio clips and relevant photographs in order to identify the people involved.

Updates on future
blog posts will be shared on our social media:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WestApproaches

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/westernapproachesHQ/

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Western Approaches Blog

After spending extensive time researching donated archive material we have managed to build up a wonderful collection of stories and oral histories of the people who served during the Battle of the Atlantic, as well as personnel who worked at Western Approaches during this period.

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Item donation request

We had a lovely meeting from an ex-plotter who worked in Western Approaches during the war.We really enjoy meeting people who have had a connection with the HQ and we are keeping and cataloguing all their stories and any items they give us in our archives. The plotter’s name was Marjorie Jackson and she also […]

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Amazing Air Raid Warden Archive

Western Approaches have been kindly donated two huge volumes of articles regarding the Civil Defence Service during the blitz of May 1941.

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