Steven Ryan in TA uniform, aged 17, 1939 Item Reference : cny02812
Steven Ryan joined the Chepstow T.A. on 8 March 1938. He was sixteen years old, two years below the minimum age requirement, but he lied about his age to get in. His first postings included working with searchlight crews on the Home Front, and he went on to operate and train on anti-aircraft guns both at home and abroad.
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