09/09/2012 14:42

Ashgate Eric Brady is from SE London. He was Evacuated with the rest of his school in September 1939 (aged 5 yrs) to Folkestone on Facebook Pages the South Coast of England - on the planned German invasion oute. In May 1940, perhaps when that was realised, they were TV appearances re-evacuated to Tredegar in South Wales, a small mining town. The family had expected that Kitty (his 9 year old sister) would Speaking Engagements be housed with him. But they never were. In Wales they lived in different towns.

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He was taken back to London September 1942 to find that Kitty had already been home for 6 months. They were both attending Sandhurst Road school, Catford, when it was bombed at mid-day on 20th January 1943. Kitty was one of the 38 killed, Eric was listed as one of the 'Severely injured' with a brachial plexus injury and a smashed ankle. He was returned from hospital to London 18 months later, just as the Flying Bomb attacks were building up. He had to attend hospital 3 afternoons a week for further treatment which affected his education. He is still rated 60% Disabled.

After working in the City and elsewhere for a time, after Training he became a Probation Officer in 1963, was promoted to Senior Probation Officer in 1968, and Retired in 1994 having served in both rural and urban areas, the Crown Court, and had two, two-year secondments to a prison and Young Offenders Institution.

Since retiring he has travelled more in Europe, the Med., Brazil and Canada, but is now concentrating on writing books rather than articles and short stories that he has been writing for many years on subjects as diverse as prison, Pirates in the Caribbean, Christianity and what it feels like to be bombed.