Age 22, a Cheltonian born and bred, Mr Oakey joined the RAF for his national service and stayed 22 years! Age 30, the RAF flew Mr Oakey into Thailand to play in front of large crowds at the national stadium (playing left-half).  A natural sportsman, he...

Aged 28, Miss Paterson just before she set out to work in India for the Church Mission Society.  She took the train to Venice to catch the boat to India to get to Palayamkottai in Tamil Nadu, 50miles from India's tip! (photo 1) Aged 38, Miss...

Aged 17, determined to serve in the RAF Mrs Powell signed up, without her father's knowledge, at RAF Innsworth in 1941 during WW2.  She served for over five years at bases across the south of England initially as a clerk and then trained through Bletchley...

Aged 18, Mrs Terry joined the WAAF to train as a Meteorological Assistant in World War 2.  Her first visit to London was in 1942 to attend the eight week training course.  She was then posted at airfields around the Midlands working in shifts to take...

Aged 18, as radio operator on HMS Moorsom he listened to U-boat radio frequencies in order to locate their position in the Atlantic.  In 1944 his frigate was involved in the D-Day landings, forming part of an outer screen to prevent U-boats getting to the...

Winning the Black Country League for the Brierley Hill Boys. National Service in the 35th Signals Regiment in the Army. Len was an England Football International! Proudly wearing his cap and England tie! Living with us at Faithfull House, we are very privileged to have Mr Cooper with...

Aged 20 (approx), in an RAF Maintenance Unit in WW2 helping to keep the Lancaster Bombers flying. He then had a long career in nylon production in ICI Fibres and came out of retirement to establish a recycling company at the Gloucester Branch of Pennine...

Aged 17, on Brighton Beach. Aged 18, married the love of her live and emigrated to Los Angeles to work on the Apollo Space Program. Aged 27, in California 1967, had 3 children and moved back to Cheltenham, Houswife, dinner lady, bus conductor! One of the most infectious...