WWII

In this section we feature stories & places on Canvey Island associated with the War. Canvey had at least two anti aircraft batteries, a large gun placement, army camps and many Pillboxes.

Page link: Canvey Island Homeguard
Canvey Island Homeguard
Uncle Arthur Valentine
Page link: A Heinkel 111 Shot Down off Canvey
A Heinkel 111 Shot Down off Canvey
Night of 15/16 January 1941
Page link: Deadman's Battery
Deadman's Battery
Scarhouse Farm
Page link: Canvey's Lucky Escape
Canvey's Lucky Escape
30th December 1944
Page link: Ronald Vandersteen 1921-1942
Ronald Vandersteen 1921-1942
Strange but true.....
Page link: Thameside Crescent and Gun Emplacements
Thameside Crescent and Gun Emplacements
Britain from above 1949
Page link: Canvey Heroes in Dunkirk Epic
Canvey Heroes in Dunkirk Epic
The story of the little ship called 'Shamrock'
Page link: A Few Wartime Incidences
A Few Wartime Incidences
From the records at the Bay Museum
Page link: VE Victory Party
VE Victory Party
In memory 70 Years on
Page link: An Islander's War
An Islander's War
War time memories of Canvey Island
Page link: 158 Coastal Battery
158 Coastal Battery
Canvey Fort c1937-1939
Page link: The Canvey B-17
The Canvey B-17
a ww2 crash site
Page link: Les recalls his Stalag Luft III escape
Les recalls his Stalag Luft III escape
Article By Shelly Lawrie
Page link: Near Miss--Wintergardens WW2
Near Miss--Wintergardens WW2
From local paper 1989
Page link: Island policeman used to call to play our piano for troops
Island policeman used to call to play our piano for troops
Memory of J Brazier in Local Paper 1989
Page link: Canvey WW2 Bomb Site
Canvey WW2 Bomb Site
Any ideas where?
Page link: WW11 Memory.
WW11 Memory.
Summertime, Canvey Island.
Page link: B17 1944
B17 1944
Crashed off Canvey
Page link: Canvey at war
Canvey at war
I was 21 years old
Page link: I was born in 1941
I was born in 1941
Memories of wartime Canvey
Page link: WWII Memories
WWII Memories
Gerald Hudson
Page link: Remembrance day 1939
Remembrance day 1939
Claxton film clip
Page link: Canvey readies itself for war
Canvey readies itself for war
Claxtons cine film Sept 1939
Page link: Col. Fielder and his 'Army'
Col. Fielder and his 'Army'
Heavy Battery, Royal Artillery
Page link: Deepwater Road when the 'Doodlebug ' landed
Deepwater Road when the 'Doodlebug ' landed
Written by June Knock nee Ward
Page link: HMS St Tudno
HMS St Tudno
Based at Hole Haven during WW2
Page link: Wartime Canvey
Wartime Canvey
written for us by Joyce Humphrey
Page link: A Child's Sounds of War
A Child's Sounds of War
Written and Illustrated by Terry Buchanan
Page link: An Excerpt from WW2 Diary of H.J. Vale
An Excerpt from WW2 Diary of H.J. Vale
'Jean Gibbins. WW2 People's War'
Page link: Salute the Soldier Week - Back your Man!
Salute the Soldier Week - Back your Man!
Paul Capser's Performances
Page link: Wartime Memories Of Canvey
Wartime Memories Of Canvey
from Charlie Ford in New Zealand
Page link: Richard Buckmaster Remembered
Richard Buckmaster Remembered
War Time memories by John Buckmaster
Page link: Northwick Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery
Northwick Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery
Special visit to this WW2 Base
Page link: Little Gypps Anti Aircraft Battery
Little Gypps Anti Aircraft Battery
Buried Remains of WW2
Page link: Thorney Bay Army Camp
Thorney Bay Army Camp
Scars Elbow & Dead Mans Point
Page link: Canvey's last remaining Pillbox
Canvey's last remaining Pillbox
WW2 remnants at Holehaven
Category link: Ashley George Old
Ashley George Old
(b. 1913, d. 2001)
Category link: Bill Sparks DSM 1922-2002
Bill Sparks DSM 1922-2002
Cockleshell Commando
Category link: What to do in an air raid
What to do in an air raid
A government booklet published during WWII
Category link: Wellington bomber BJ894
Wellington bomber BJ894
November 1942
Category link: World War II B-17G aircraft collision
World War II B-17G aircraft collision
"Heavenly Body II" 19th June 1944
Category link: Warship Week
Warship Week
Canvey Island's contribution