Letter to Editor: Were you one of the unsung heroes of WW2 at Ordnance Centre, Greenford?

Letter to Editor: Were you one of unsung heroes of WW2 at Ordnance Centre, Greenford?

Letter to Editor: Were you one of unsung heroes of WW2 at Ordnance Centre, Greenford?

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THERE are readers of your website who either worked during World War Two at the Ordnance Depot at Greenford or knew someone who did.

Greenford provided the lifeblood to the British Army for a period following the D Day landings.

It issued more than a million batches of vital stores and was one of the successor depots to the Woolwich Arsenal, which was largely evacuated following Dunkirk and the expected risk of bomb attack.

If you did work there, you are one of the 135,000 soldiers, ATS or civilians who laboured long and hard and with great skill and invention to make sure what was needed to fight the war was in the right place at the right time.

Many stories have been told of WWII, but I don’t see in the bookshops the wider story of those who supplied the troops, often at great personal danger.

With your readers’ help, I want to tell that story.

My late mother, who worked with my late father, Major-General Williams, who led the RAOC during the war, left some wonderful scrap books, which tell much of the tale.

What would bring the story alive, though, would be the words of those people who were there.

I would love to hear from readers by phone or by e-mail (0776 1836555, philhwilliams@gmail.com)

PHILIP HAMLYN WILLIAMS

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