Royston Jenkins, aged 18, served in the Fire Service throughout the Second World War, 1940s Item Reference : cny02839
During the Second World War, the Fire Service was a reserved occupation, meaning that those men were not permitted to leave their job and join the armed services. Their skills were required at home. Royston was Trevor's cousin. Trevor Jenkins was called up in January 1940. He went into The Royal Artillery initially, and was sent to France, ending up with a large group of French refugees, fleeing from the Germans. At one point they met with a group of British officers, who requisitioned their rifles. The officers then gave Trevor and his colleagues pick handles, with which to defend themselves and the hundreds of French citizens.
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