WW2 memories – first accounts available

The first three in a series of short accounts of the war experiences of Radley people and life on the home front in the village are now available.

Learn more about the project and read about evacuees in Radley in the war and the wartime tales of Bill Small and Charles Lockett. Bill was a private in the 4th Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (a Territorial unit), and Charles a squadron leader in the RAF. Both were captured by the Germans in northern France in May 1940 and spent the rest of the war as POWs.

Photograph of Bill Small taken in 1938 in his Terretorial Army uniform
Bill Small in uniform, 1938
Photograph of Charles Lockett in his RAF uniform
Charles Lockett in uniform