Albert Gibson

Soldier
Drafted into the Catering Corps Albert Gibson wonders if he’ll ever see any action. But posted to Korea he discovers he is still a soldier first
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Bernard Barker

Trooper
Bernard Barker served in Korea with the 1st Royal Tank Regiment. Ground conditions were tough on tanks
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Bernard Cohen

Airmen First Class
Bernard Cohen went to Korea with the Royal Navy. His role, working in the fly-deck party which supported the ship’s airborne crew.
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Bill Fox

Soldier
Desperate for adventure Bill Fox volunteered to go to Korea with the Gloucestershire Regiment. He experienced some of the worst fighting of the war
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Bill Hurst

Soldier
Like most young men of his generation Bill Hurst joined the army as a National Serviceman. Badged 1st Kings Liverpool Regiment he was sent to Korea
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Bob Brand

Squadron Leader
Bob Brand had a remarkable career in aviation. Starting out in the RAF he finds himself on Sunderland Flying Boats and on the Berlin Airlift...
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Bob Gill

Soldier
Bob Gill served in the Manchester Regiment in 1947/48 and following demobilisation was recalled for service in Korea in August 1950.
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Brian Daley

RMP
Brian Daley was called up in 1951. He went to the Far East but ended up as an MP patrolling the docks in Kure, Japan.
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Brian Hough

Soldier
Brian Hough was a National Serviceman who fought in Korea with the Kings Regiment. He gives an outstanding account of his life in the line
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Bryan Rudland

Driver
Bryan Rudland provides an interesting account of his life in Korea as an MT lorry driver.
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Clifford Herridge

Soldier
Clifford Herridge was conscripted to the The King's Regiment (Liverpool). He became a cook which afforded him some privilege
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Cyril Blackman

Royal Marine Commando
Cyril Blackman’s interview is one of a number we have recorded with surviving 41 Commandos.
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Dennis Dymond

Officer
Dennis Dymond demobbed from the armed forces in 1956 in the rank of Lieutenant. His last appointment was with 27 Infantry Brigade
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Donald Fentum

Bombardier
Donald served as a regular in Korea. He has great sympathy for the National Servicemen who served in Korea with the newly formed 61st Mortar Regiment
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Eddie Curd

Royal Marine Commando
Eddie Curd gives a sterling account of his time in the Royal Marines. He served with 41 {independent] Commando
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Eric Coombes

Soldier
Eric Coombes was a private in the Royal Norfolk Regiment. Like most men serving in Korea he had a few lucky escapes and witnessed dreadful weather
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Eric Peters

Soldier
Eric Peters was amongst the first British soldiers to arrive in Korea. As the front line continually moved forward and then back.
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Fred Roberts

Royal Marine
In Korea, Fred Roberts served with 41 [Independent] Commando. Unlike many of his comrades, he was fortunate to make it home alive.
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Garry Garretts

Pilot
Squadron Leader Garry Garretts flew on the Berlin Airlift as part of a 30 year RAF career. Check his photos. He later received an MBE for his service.
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Geoff Holland

Soldier
Going to Korea lost Geoff Holland his fiancé but embedded behind the line with the Royal Artillery he played an important role providing cover.
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Geoff King

Royal Marine
After his Marine corps were ordered home, Geoff King should never have been on the ground in Korea, but he was sent as a punishment
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George Barnes

Signalman
George Barnes had spent his child hood playing around on the harbours and beaches of his native Cornwall. In 1950 he was conscripted and sent to Korea
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George Higgins

Soldier
George Higgins was a career soldier who served in Hong Kong, Korea and Cyprus. One of the first British troops in Korea
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Godfrey Tetley

Platoon Commander
A career officer, Godfrey Tetley was desperate to get to the Korean War. He dramatically recalls the battle for the Maryand San
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Gordon Payne

Royal Marine Commando
Gordon Payne’s interview is one of a number we have recorded with surviving 41 [Independent] Royal Marines Commando.
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Guy Eddy

Pilot
Having witnessed nuclear testing on Christmas Island it’s remarkable that at the age of 92
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Jim Grundy

Soldier
Prior to heading to Korea, Jim Grundy was an undertaker. He joined the Army Catering Corps but his specialist skills were in high demand.
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John Booth

Royal Signals
John Booth joined the Royal Signals as a Wireless Operator/ line… and served in Korea.
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John Bowler

Platoon Commander
John Bowler was awarded a Military Cross for his bravery in Korea. In his interview [1hr 53] he recounts his experiences in graphic detail.
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John Bowman

Soldier
John Bowman arrived in Korea just as the ceasefire was declared. On paper it would seem to have been perfect timing but no-one believed it would last…
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John Howard

Engineer
John Howard gives a great account of his time in Korea as a National Service conscript. This is after he's spent 5 years fighting throughout WWII.
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John Lincoln

Stretcher Bearer
John Lincoln was working in his father’s funeral parlour when he was called to do his national service.
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John Meall

Seaman
John Meall served in the Merchant Navy and delivered much needed supplies to the troops in Korea…
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John Page

Linesman
John Page was a Linesman in the 20th Field Regiment. In Korea, his job was to repair damaged lines and ensure there was minimal disruption
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John Parsler

Trooper
John Parslar’s interview is one of a number we have recorded with surviving 41 Commandos. John was orphaned during the war.
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John Underwood

Royal Marine
During the Korean War, John Underwood was captured and held POW by the Chinese in the notorious Battle for the Chosin Reservoir.
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Keith Watson

Soldier
Keith Watson provides a detailed account of his time as a National Serviceman with the Royal Norfolk Regiment in Korea.
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Ken Dixon

Soldier
Ken Dixon joined the Kings Liverpool Regiment. In his interview he recalls his service in Korea as a Driver for senior American staff.
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Ken Jones

Artisan Sergeant
Ken Jones provides a detailed, and at times amusing, account of his time in Korea as an Artisan Sergeant
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Les Simpson

Radio Mechanic
In Korea, Lesley Simpson served as a Radio Mechanic with the Royal Signals. The fighting was tough enough without the effects of the weather.
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Maurice Sheldrake

Petty Officer
Maurice Sheldrake was a Petty Officer, Aircraft Fitter in the Fleet Air Arm. He served on HMS Ocean from 1951 to 1953.
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Michael Meller

Laboratory Technician
At just fifteen years of age, Michael Meller worked as a laboratory technician hoping on the trials of the HF/DF (Huff-Duff) system.
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Pegeen Hill

British Red Cross
Pageen Hill had a remarkable young life working in the Red Cross. She travelled to some seriously inhospitable places
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Peter Byers

Signaller
Peter Byers served in the Royal Corps of Signals for 30 years… During this time, he served in Korea with the 20th Field Regiment Royal Artillery.
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Peter Lawrence

Soldier
Peter Lawrence volunteered for the role of driver when he arrived in Korea, that was following a revealing stint as medical orderly.
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Peter Waddington

Soldier
Peter Waddington was initially conscripted into the South Lancashire Regiment but when the opportunity to volunteer for the 1st Kings Regiment.
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Rex Sheppard

Soldier
I went to Korea a boy and came back a man". Watch Rex talk about his experiences in some of the worst fighting conditions since the Great War.
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Ron Smith.

Royal Marine Commando
As a Royal Marine Commando Ron Smith was in Korea at the very start of the Korean conflict. Undertaking dangerous night raids on the Korean coast
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Sir Peter Downward

Major General
Major General Sir Peter Downward spent almost 58 years in uniform. From the Rhine Crossing to the Berlin Airlift, Korea and Aden
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Stan White

Armourer
Stan White served in the Fleet Air Arm. In this interview he talks predominantly about his time in Korea onboard the carrier HMS Unicorn.
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Walter Irish

Royal Marine Commando
Walter Irish served with 41 Independent Commando during the Korean War. As well as coastal raiding to to stem the supply routes of the North Koreans
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