'V' for Victory!

Discussion in 'General' started by jerusalem, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. jerusalem

    jerusalem Junior Member

    Help! This is my first message to the group.
    When i left school in 1978 i worked as a roof tiler/slater for 2 years mostly in the East End of London.During that time i noticed lots of war damage and the repairs that ensued.
    One day whilst having a cup of tea an elderly gentleman mumbled on about the 'V' in the roof and was i going to replace it! After a lengthy sermon on the war i discovered that roofers use to leave a 'V' in different colour tiles to boost morale amongst the pilots.
    Devastated as i was that i had ruined this wonderful piece of wartime art.It set me off on a mission to always look up.I have photographed roofs with soldiers saluting,morse code, teapots, and of course the wonderful'V' I am wondering has anyone else seen such designs? When i work out how to mail photos i will.:D
  2. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    I've seen one around here somewhere but for the life of me can't think where? ;) ...-
  3. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery


    When on the London underground (suburbs)/overground I always look and have not seen V in the tiles.Also driving in London when one can take ones eyes off the road in front still none.
    Please post most interesting

    a link here with photographs

    world war two facts ww2 bomb redbridge bomb map


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  5. RemeDesertRat

    RemeDesertRat Very Senior Member

    Never seen anything like that before, look forward to seeing pics. Was it unique to London.
  6. jerusalem

    jerusalem Junior Member

    Hi,I can only say that the ones i have ever seen are in the East End of London!
    I presume as it was a nationwide campaign that other areas must have joined in!
  7. V4Victory

    V4Victory Junior Member

    Interesting stuff. I never knew about it. Will look "up"
  8. jerusalem

    jerusalem Junior Member

    Can anyone tell me what gas Barrage Balloons were inflated with please?
  9. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

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