WW2 People's War

An archive of World War Two memories - written by the public, gathered by the BBC

About the contributor
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[Evelyn Watts]

At the beginning of 1938 I joined the newly formed local company of the Auxiliary Territorial Service which met once a week in the drill hall. In the last week of August 1938 our company was called to report to the East Kent Regiment's barracks in Canterbury. From then until demobilisation in January 1946, I moved through nine different units and from volunteer to captain.

On return to civilian life I was trained by the Institute of Almoners for a career in medical social work and followed this until retirement.

From 1949 to 1952 I took a break with a friend to try to restore a beautiful ruined village [Bargème] in Provence and to create homes for war-scarred children which resulted in two girls and I adopting each other. We are now grandmothers and great grandmother to a close-knit and loving family.

In the years since retirement I have written the following books:

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