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Memories of Service 5 - Ron Childs Web (Full Length) – 2017 Documentary War

Memories of Service 5 - Ron Childs

Web (Full Length) – 2017 Documentary War

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Ron Childs’ father had fought at Passchendaele in World War l. With another conflict looming, Ron signed up for the Territorials at age 18.  A few months later war broke out, and he was in the army, guarding the entrance to Wellington Harbour with heavy artillery and searchlights. Poor health meant he never made it overseas; he spent the rest of the war on the home front. Serving in both the army and the air force, Childs was variously a gunner and dispatch rider.

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David Blyth

Director, Interviewer, Producer

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Patricia Stroud

Research , Producer

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Jed Town

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I wanted to be prepared; I wanted to know how to handle a rifle or weaponry so I joined the Territorials at 18.
– Ron Childs