Sir: The item in “Cornucopia” (Spring 2016) about the evacuation of Jersey prior to the Nazi occupation reminded me of my own evacuation from Guernsey.
I had just started at my first school in south London when war was declared and the evacuation of children was announced. My mother decided that we would all stay together and try to remain with my father, who had joined the RAFVR as an accountant officer a few weeks before. So, in June 1940, we travelled to Guernsey where Dad was at the RAF station there, otherwise known as Guernsey Airport. My sister and I were soon in the local school, but not for long — 10 days to be precise! With other service families, and many more islanders, we were evacuated back to England two days before the Germans arrived. Unlike