I went to see my grandparents recently and was treated (tret?) to a story about my Great uncle Jamie. Now, I never met Jamie, as he died long ago, in fact I don't think my Dad ever met him. Jamie was WW2 RAF and I thought some here on ARRSE might be interested in his story (or the one I was told by my Grandad). Stationed in Singapore during the war, he and his unit escaped to the neighbouring island, occupied by the Dutch. Upon arrival, they were met by the Dutch and said they planned to take to the hills to form resistance. The general answer from the Dutch was "we don't want trouble, we've capitualted, if you resist we'll send native trackers after you and report your positions to the Japanese". Pretty unsporting, but there you go. They then attempted to take boats from the harbour to sail to Australia, to avoid capture - the dutch again scuppered plans by sinking them. Eventually the japanese caught up and after a roundabout journey, Uncle Jamie ended up in a Japanese POW Camp near Nagasaki - I have tracked him down to 2 locations, moving near the ned of the war, but he was near Nagasaki when the bombed dropped and was used to clear up the city thereafter. The ordeal of capture must have been pretty bad, but this must have been pretty horrific - used as slave labour to clear radioactive fallout. Consequently, Jamie was poisoned by the radioactive material. He told my Grandad (younger) that whne the war was over and the leaflets dropped by americans (shown in attachment), they knew they were to leave. Upon moving to the American troop ship for onward reception by a US carrier, the Japanese Miitary appeared to thank them for their work and gave each man 2 bags of silver yen - by then a worthless currency. Jamie stated that most were so weak that they threw them in the harbour to better reach the boat! Long trip home, one of the boats they were on gave up off the west coast of the US and was repaired by rescued RN engineers. They made US soil, stayed for approx 10 days and then through Canada to make the Queen Mary (?) for travel home, where he met my Grandad and Great Grandad. It fascinated me and I must apologise for the brevity (and probable inaccuracy) in the description - my notes are at home. I have attached the leaflet dropped, scanned in.