|When my father Stanley
Jackson died he left some reminiscences of the Royal Observer Corps from
when he became involved as a Special Constable in the 1930's. The
memories largely relate to the development of the Corps in the East
Riding, Patrington, and the Post on Spurn Point in particular.
As you may know Father had experience of the Corps in other parts of the country and sets the events in Yorkshire in the context of its development as a whole. His memories are nearly all associated with the aircraft recognition and plotting roles. I think, like others, he was not fond of the Home Office's presence.
Should you wish to have a copy, contact me:-
I have recently purchased the book 'A Job for you Stanley'. Printed privately by the family in 2005. This 30 page A4 book contains the reminiscences of Obs/Lt/Cdr Stanley Jackson from 1909 to 1991. Stanley joined the Observer Corps as a Special Constable in 1937, went on to become a full time Officer and finally Hon Vice President of No 4 Group Oxford ROCA. He died in 1996. His son Clive has put together this history from papers and notes found after his fatherís death. Clive is a member of No 20 Group York ROCA.