The BBC asked the public to contribute their memories of World War Two to a website between June 2003 and January 2006. These are some of their stories.
A Childhood in Gosport and Portsmouth: Part One by Antony Norris
A Childhood in Gosport and Portsmouth: Part Two by Antony Norris
‘Blitz Kid’ by Ernie Smith
D-Day as a Child by Edmund Keen
Gosport – 1942 by CSV Action Desk/BBC Radio Lincolnshire
Below is are a few photos relating to this period. Credits to Royal Air Force official photographer