Memories of a Royal Navy lorry drive

Evelyn Ramseyer
Author: Gareth Owen

An oral history interview with Evelyn Ramseyer . Interview Date 17/10/13

Evelyn Ramseyer was a Wren during the war with HMS Turtle. She trained as a dispatch rider on a motorcycle and then persuaded her officers to let her swap to four wheels. She drove large lorries and other vehicles to pick up sailors from Poole Station and collect stores. She has lovely memories of being in the parades on VE Day, a very proud day for her.

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Interviewed by: Dave Larder
Transcription by: Leander Johnson
Checked by: Gareth Owen
Audio Editor: Cosmic Carrot

Date: 1940

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