at vet day lunch  Lunch for Downham Mkt 's veterans -- all in their 90s- during Armed Forces Day     WW2  veterans  2015 in and around Downham Market 2015    at RBL lunch for VE day in 2015- 70th Anniversary    Mrs Jesse (aka Jay) Howlett  (nee Fegan) , age 91yrs, was born in Dundee, enlisted in 1941 in Tyneside. She was a balloon operator with the RAF and later a desk job ending up at RAF Fincham.     Mr Raymond Bruce , aged 90 in 2015 joined the Royal Navy, trained at a Butlins holiday Camp and served on ships to Murmansk and Archangel- ; he recalls the terrible cold . he was back in Chatham awaiting his demob in 1945 on VEday.    Mr Doug Argent An Army veteran   Downham 's local Postman until he retired, now aged 95, was called up in 1945 and sent to Devises in Wiltshire, to join the infantry. On to the Pioneer corps where he was prepared for the invasions at the Coast. Later he went on to serve on Ships to man the guns,  India, Iraq, Tunisia, and Italy from where in 1945 the Russian PoWs were returned to the USSR  often to suffer again. Demobbed 1946     Mr Peter Jarvis   another veteran and long time resident and business man in Downham now too frail to recall his experiences      Mr Reg Manning today aged 92 was born in Colchester and volunteered in May 1942 and served until 1946. He was on board a boat for D Day landings but didn't land . He is very  proud that 10 years ago he was invited to a special service in Westminster Abbey for the veterans     Mr Bill Miller, was a boy entrant in 1944. sent to Skegness, and Wetherby for training-out to India, and onto Singapore. At the end of the war he was offered a Commission but his father needed him on the farm as he himself had been severely injured in WW1 and so he turned the offer down    Mrs Joan Madeline Jarvis (nee Bateman) age 90, volunteered and became a WREN. She looked after 6 naval cadets  at Greenwich . until January 2015 she volunteered at the Downham Methodist coffee and Luncheon club until a nasty fall. She now is happy living in Sheltered accommodation in Downham Market And present at VJ Remembrance  for VJ 70th anniversary in August Mrs Benita Wuss (nee Swain) WW2 veteran  WRAF. 3 WW2 veterans Dmkt 2015  Three WW2 Veterans  Lunch for Downham Mkt 's veterans -- all in their 90s- during Armed Forces Day at RBL lunch for VE day in 2015- 70th Anniversary    Mrs Jesse (aka Jay) Howlett  (nee Fegan) , age 91yrs, was born in Dundee, enlisted in 1941 in Tyneside. She was a balloon operator with the RAF and later a desk job ending up at RAF Fincham.     Mr Raymond Bruce , aged 90 in 2015 joined the Royal Navy, trained at a Butlins holiday Camp and served on ships to Murmansk and Archangel- ; he recalls the terrible cold . he was back in Chatham awaiting his demob in 1945 on VEday.    Mr Doug Argent An Army veteran   Downham 's local Postman until he retired, now aged 95, was called up in 1945 and sent to Devises in Wiltshire, to join the infantry. On to the Pioneer corps where he was prepared for the invasions at the Coast. Later he went on to serve on Ships to man the guns,  India, Iraq, Tunisia, and Italy from where in 1945 the Russian PoWs were returned to the USSR  often to suffer again. Demobbed 1946     Mr Peter Jarvis   another veteran and long time resident and business man in Downham now too frail to recall his experiences      Mr Reg Manning today aged 92 was born in Colchester and volunteered in May 1942 and served until 1946. He was on board a boat for D Day landings but didn't land . He is very  proud that 10 years ago he was invited to a special service in Westminster Abbey for the veterans     Mr Bill Miller, was a boy entrant in 1944. sent to Skegness, and Wetherby for training-out to India, and onto Singapore. At the end of the war he was offered a Commission but his father needed him on the farm as he himself had been severely injured in WW1 and so he turned the offer down    Mrs Joan Madeline Jarvis (nee Bateman) age 90, volunteered and became a WREN. She looked after 6 naval cadets  at Greenwich . until January 2015 she volunteered at the Downham Methodist coffee and Luncheon club until a nasty fall. She now is happy living in Sheltered accommodation in Downham Market And present at VJ Remembrance  for VJ 70th anniversary in August Mrs Benita Wuss (nee Swain) WW2 veteran  WRAF. Doug WW2 Infantry  Veteran and local postman Rtd  Doug WW2 Infantry Veteran and Local Postman   Lunch for Downham Mkt 's veterans -- all in their 90s- during Armed Forces Day at RBL lunch for VE day in 2015- 70th Anniversary    Mrs Jesse (aka Jay) Howlett  (nee Fegan) , age 91yrs, was born in Dundee, enlisted in 1941 in Tyneside. She was a balloon operator with the RAF and later a desk job ending up at RAF Fincham.     Mr Raymond Bruce , aged 90 in 2015 joined the Royal Navy, trained at a Butlins holiday Camp and served on ships to Murmansk and Archangel- ; he recalls the terrible cold . he was back in Chatham awaiting his demob in 1945 on VEday.    Mr Doug Argent An Army veteran   Downham 's local Postman until he retired, now aged 95, was called up in 1945 and sent to Devises in Wiltshire, to join the infantry. On to the Pioneer corps where he was prepared for the invasions at the Coast. Later he went on to serve on Ships to man the guns,  India, Iraq, Tunisia, and Italy from where in 1945 the Russian PoWs were returned to the USSR  often to suffer again. Demobbed 1946     Mr Peter Jarvis   another veteran and long time resident and business man in Downham now too frail to recall his experiences      Mr Reg Manning today aged 92 was born in Colchester and volunteered in May 1942 and served until 1946. He was on board a boat for D Day landings but didn't land . He is very  proud that 10 years ago he was invited to a special service in Westminster Abbey for the veterans     Mr Bill Miller, was a boy entrant in 1944. sent to Skegness, and Wetherby for training-out to India, and onto Singapore. At the end of the war he was offered a Commission but his father needed him on the farm as he himself had been severely injured in WW1 and so he turned the offer down    Mrs Joan Madeline Jarvis (nee Bateman) age 90, volunteered and became a WREN. She looked after 6 naval cadets  at Greenwich . until January 2015 she volunteered at the Downham Methodist coffee and Luncheon club until a nasty fall. She now is happy living in Sheltered accommodation in Downham Market And present at VJ Remembrance  for VJ 70th anniversary in August Mrs Benita Wuss (nee Swain) WW2 veteran  WRAF. Raymond Bruce, ex Royal Navy  aged 90 2015  Mr Raymond Bruce 90 in November,  Royal Navy
Reg Manning WW2 veteran Dmkt 2015  Mr Reg Manning WW2 veteran Mrs Benita Wuss (nee Swain)WW2 veteran  WRAF  Mrs Benita Wuss WRAF balloon operator