IamA WWII veteran who was captured on Crete and spent 4 years in a POW camp AMA!
My Grandfather is a 95 year old who volunteered to enlist at the beginning of the war. He was part of the 129th Manx Regiment and was captured by the Germans on Crete - before that he was a gunner on the large mounted guns defending Suda Bay.
Once captured he was taken through transit camps to Stalag VIIIB and then ended up in working camps too. He lost his eye in one of these. He got into a fair few scrapes and was part of resistance in the camps.
He's currently at home alone, as my Gran has had to go into a home due to having Alzheimer's, and as he's not busy caring for her any more I think it'd be great to let him share his story.
I'll be typing for him (due to his age and a lack of dexterity), but all answers are his own.
(Let me know if I need any additional proof)
Edit: Thank you so much everyone, he's having a great time answering!
Edit 2: He's asleep at the moment, but I'll pop round after work tomorrow and get some more answers, feel free to keep asking away!
Edit 3: aaaaaand we're back!
Edit 4: Sleeping again, but I will continue to get him to answer when possible if there's anything else people want to know. Just post the questions and I'll get the answers to you asap.