This is comprehensive story about George Yapp my father, I new very little about George as he was killed in action on the 21st May 1951 just 2 days before my 5th Birthday. So I would like to sit here at the desktop and write many pages about George, his life and his ambitions, what he was really like. But I can't...because I didn't know my dad I do have one treasured memory etched in my mind as a very young boy that's all. He died too soon.
What I do know is that he was a dry cleaner in civvy street but I think he had various jobs, I get the impression that he was not too happy with his lot as a young man in London E17 immediately towards the end of the second world war. London was in a state of demolition and contemplating the long process of regeneration. All things were in very short supply and times were hard and I am told that he wanted to be out and away from it all.