Area Co-ordinator Details
Dear West Sussex COFEPOW Members,
I have taken over from Jill Robertson as West Sussex COFEPOW representative and I would like to introduce myself.
Let me know if you hear of any FEPOWs events in your area.
In November I usually attend the annual FEPOW Commemoration Service at Town Quay, Southampton (where many of the ships arrived with FEPOWs after the end of the war) followed by lunch nearby.
My father was in the Army, he fought in the Malaya Campaign from Alor Star in the north of Malaya to Singapore where he was captured and a FEPOW in Changi for 18 months before being shipped to Hokkaido, the north island of Japan. He returned to England after the war via America and Canada arriving at Southampton on the Queen Elizabeth ship. My father met and married my mother after the war.
Wishing you all a Happy New Year.