Speedie, Bob

Bob Speedie was born in 1926 in Crieff, Scotland. Bob’s father was a building contractor and due to his job, Bob’s family moved to London, England on May 2, 1926; he was 3 months old at that time. He grew up in London as a Cockney and attended the London Public School. Bob was in London until he was 12 years old, when Bob’s father decided that they would move back to Scotland since Hitler had started bombing London. Bob was a boy scout and when he was 18 years old, he joined the British Admiralty Naval Store Department. At first he was transferring supplies from the United States and other places to Britain. But then he was transferred overseas. He has been overseas ever since and has been to many places around the world, including Sydney, Australia during the war.  Bob was interviewed for this project in February 2019, at the Sunnybrook Veterans’ Wing, by Mr. Masters and a group of Crestwood Grade 10 history students.