Limited production staff meant fewer sweets, William Santus seen here counting ration coupons was left with no sugar boilers during world war 2 and so wrote a letter to the government requesting to get his best sugar boiler back Tommy. This proved successful. “In fact, although Bennett is so young he is at the present time the most vital person I have and his retention in his present position is essential for the continuance of our business”. He was allowed to remain until one of the women had been fully trained in his skilled job and after six months he was able to leave and join the RAF.

“One week I was boiling toffee and the very next I was bombing the enemy in a Lancaster” Tommy Bennett.