Peter Davies was a wireless operator in the 27th Armoured Brigade. He was born in Monmouth in South Wales, and moved as a boy to Hereford where he attended the Lord Scudamore School. He joined the RAF as a wireless operator, and trained in Blackpool, where he lived in a seaside boarding houses for 6 months.
In 1942 he switched to the Army and joined the 27th Armoured Brigade, which was an assault brigade tank division. He arrived in France as part of the D-
In these extracts from his interview Peter describes his experience training in Blackpool, how he nearly celebrated Christmas, having a close shave with some baked beans, how he was lucky, and also his experiences towards the end of the war in Holland, and later moving refugees across Europe.