Admiral - Admiral
Admiral William O'Brien
Admiral Sir William O’Brien provides Legasee with a wonderful interview about his distinguished Naval career during the Second World War.
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Pilot - Pilot
Adre Jeziorski
Although aware of the seriousness of the situation unfolding around him. Adre remembers his escape from Poland as an adventure.
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Captain - Captain
Alan Davies
Captain Alan Davies was a tough man to interview and I wasn’t going to argue with him. He served with No.1 Commando in North Africa and No.5 Commando
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Aircraftman - Aircraftman
Alan Hewett
Alan Hewett was an Aircraft engineer based at RAF Luffenham. Servicing many of the planes used on the Berlin Airlift it was a hub of activity...
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Berlin's Air Safety Centre - Berlin's Air Safety Centre
Alan Johnson
Alan Johnson worked alongside the Russians in the Airlift Air Centre in the heart of Berlin. He shares some very candid memories of his time in Berlin
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Trooper - Trooper
Alan King
Alan King served with the East Riding Yeomanry as a Radio Operator. He recalls scenes of chaos.
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Artificer - Artificer
Alan Lloyd
Alan Lloyd served as a Radio Electrical Artificer for 24 years on a number of ships including the Navy's Flagship, HMS Ark Royal.
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Tank Commander - Tank Commander
Alan Tizzard
As a boy Alan was mad about motor cars. Little could he imagine that at 18 he would be commanding a 32,000 horsepower tank on the Russian borders
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Soldier - Soldier
Albert Gibson
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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Air Cadet - Air Cadet
Albert Kingham
Albert Kingham gives a humorous account of his life as a young man in the ATC. Stationed at RAF Oakingtonhe was involved in the Berlin Airlift
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Torpedoman - Torpedoman
Albert Malin
From loading LCTs on the build up to D Day, to being adrift in the Barents Sea, Albert Malin provides a detailed account of his Naval service...
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Able Seaman - Able Seaman
Albert Owing
Albert Owing was a Merchant Seaman who sailed on many Atlantic convoys on RFA British Diligence, SS Fairwater and the Highland Brigade.
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Sailor - Sailor
Alec 'Ernest' Kellaway
Alec Kellaway began his career in the Royal Navy aboard the ill-fated HMS Hood.
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Flight Engineer - Flight Engineer
Alec Chambers
Alec Chambers gives an interesting account of life as a Flight Refueller on the Berlin Airlift.
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Submariner - Submariner
Alec Penstone
This is the first of 8 films about Alec Penstone's incredible life as a WWII submarine detector.
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Signalman - Signalman
Alec Pulfer
A character who served on HMS Woolwich in the Mediterranean during the second world war.
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Able Seaman - Able Seaman
Alex Owens
Alex Owens provides a classic story of life at sea for a young man who wanted to do his bit. Like the tens of thousands of others like him
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Engineer - Engineer
Alf Burton
In May 1941 Alf Burton was onboard HMS Rodney in the North Atlantic. From his vantage pint in the funnel, he witnessed the Bismarck sinking.
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Seaman - Seaman
Alf Duncan
Alf Duncan joined the Navy at the age of 16 and prior to D-day was on Russian Convoys. For him sweeping the English Channel for mines was enjoyable
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Stoker - Stoker
Alfred Fowler
Alfred ‘Chick’ Fowler gives a very detailed account of his time spent as a Stoker on HMS Sheffield.
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Captain - Captain
Amy Jankiewicz
Amy Jankiewicz gives a great account of her military service in the Royal Signals. It was tough at times but leaving the army has proved to be hardest
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Belgium Resistance - Belgium Resistance
Andree Dumon
Whether it was delivering false newspapers or concealing English soldiers, when the Germans invaded Belgium
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FANY  - FANY
Ann Bonsor
Ann Bonsor was a Wireless operator at SOE's 'Massingham' base in Algeria. Her job was to communicate with agents working behind the lines
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Soldier - Soldier
Anthony Cooper
Anthony Cooper suffered life threatening injuries when he was blown up by an IED in Afghanistan.
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Wren - Wren
Antoinette Porter
Antoinette Porter was just 17 when she tried to enlist. Keen on adventure, little could she have imagined that she would end up in Folkestone
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Jedburgh - Jedburgh
Arthur Brown
Sergeant Arthur Brown originally joined the Royal Artillery in 1943. He soon found that it wasn't really exciting enough...
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Military Police - Military Police
Arthur Cant
As a member of the military police Arthur Cant was there during the D-Day landings to take enemy prisoners.
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DEMS gunner - DEMS gunner
Austin Byrne
Austin talks about life in Bradford during the early years of the war before he joins the Navy to do his bit as a DEMS gunner on-board SS Induna.
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Coder - Coder
Barbara O'Connell
After failing to be persuaded to join the WAAF, Barbara O’Connell volunteered to join the FANY.
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Soldier - Soldier
Basil Chambers
Basil Chambers was sent to Berlin, Germany with the Royal Norfolk Regiment. He’s in the country when the Russians blockade the city
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WAAF - WAAF
Bella Bailey
Bella Bailey gives a fascinating perspective of life as a WAAF whilst stationed at Lubeck during the Berlin Airlift.
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Trooper - Trooper
Bernard Barker
Bernard Barker served in Korea with the 1st Royal Tank Regiment. Ground conditions were tough on tanks
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Airmen First Class - Airmen First Class
Bernard Cohen
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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Seaman - Seaman
Bernard Howell
Bernard Howell was only 16 when he joined the Navy. After experiencing the waters off the coasts of Russia, Italy and Egypt,and Normandy
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Royal Marine - Royal Marine
Bernard Lynham
Bernard served with 46 Commando, Royal Marines part of the 9th Infantry Battalion. He was only in Normandy a short while when disaster struck.
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RAF Conscript - RAF Conscript
Bernard Parke
Bernard offers an amusing and insightful take on conscription in the fifties. He secured himself a place in the RAF in air craft movements
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Company Runner - Company Runner
Bert Haddrall
Bert Haddrell was a Company Runner with A Company 4th Battalion Dorset Regiment. After an attack on Hill 112 he was lucky to be alive. 70 years later
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Leading Wren - Leading Wren
Betty Dobson
Betty Dobson provides a great interview detailing her life as a Second World War Wren.
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Aircraft Mechanic - Aircraft Mechanic
Betty Hutton
Betty was just 18 when she joined the WAAF. When she leaves 5 years later, she receives a mention in the Kings despatches.
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Coder - Coder
Betty Norton
During the war, Betty Norton was sent to England by her stepmother. On her way, she was scouted by two American SOE’s, which lead to her becoming a me
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Able Seaman - Able Seaman
Bill Bennett
Merchant Navy pipeline specialist Bill Bennett was selected for D-Day action because of his wireless operator skills.
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Royal Marine - Royal Marine
Bill Blount
In one of the toughest war roles, Royal Marine Bill Blount gives a compelling account of his experience as a landing craft gunner.
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Gunner - Gunner
Bill Cameron
Bill Cameron provides an amusing and detailed account of his time in the Royal Artillery in the Far East. Whilst he fought the Japanese at Kohima
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Black Watch Load Master - Black Watch Load Master
Bill Campbell
Bill Campbell was a 19 year old Load Master on the Berlin Airlift. He served with the 1st Battalion the Black Watch.
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Gunner - Gunner
Bill Churchill
Bill Churchill provides a detailed account of his life aboard the HMS Malcolm and HMS Ajax.
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Soldier - Soldier
Bill Davidson
Bill Davidson was an Intelligence Officer with the Gordon Highlanders and was in the Battle of Kohima.
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Stretcher Bearer - Stretcher Bearer
Bill Edwardes
‘You go because you know you’ve got to. Somebody is relying on you and that’s what you’re trained for….’ As a Stretcher Bearer.
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Flight Engineer - Flight Engineer
Bill Evans
Bill Evans gives a great interview about his time on the Berlin Airlift. His is a story like many National Serviceman. At the time it was just a job.
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Seaman - Seaman
Bill Fellingham
Bill Fellingham provides a detailed account of his service in the Merchant Navy. PQ 17 was famously told to scatter.
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Soldier - Soldier
Bill Fox
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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Soldier - Soldier
Bill Hurst
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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Gunner - Gunner
Bill Price
On D-Day, Bill Price sailed on one of the "Corn cobs”. These were block ships that crossed the channel and were scuttled
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Bren Gunner - Bren Gunner
Bill Ward
Bill was in the Kings Own Scottish Borders. He landed on Sword Beach and recalls in vivid detail many incredible moments from his shortened campaign..
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Life Guard - Life Guard
Bob Barrett
Bob Barrett provides an honest, amusing and candid interview of his early life in the armed forces. He was a Life Guard and to say he was a proud man.
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Squadron Leader - Squadron Leader
Bob Brand
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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Soldier - Soldier
Bob Conway
When he was seventeen Bob Conway joined the Royal Army Service Corps. During Operation Overlord he drove American Mack trucks and the Studebakers.
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Pilot - Pilot
Bob Foster
A conversation with Bob Foster - Battle of Britain fighter pilot.
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Evader - Evader
Bob Frost
Bob Frost was an RAF evader who used the Comète Line to escape when his Wellington bomber was shot down over occupied Belgium...
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Soldier - Soldier
Bob Gill
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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Agent - Agent
Bob Moloubier
In this revealing interview, the world renowned saboteur and weapons trainer, Bob Maloubier shares detail about his life in SOE and Force 136
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Commando - Commando
Bob Montgomery
Captain Bob Montgomery was awarded the Military Cross for his part in Operation Chariot. Better known as the Assault on the St Nazaire docks
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Colonel - Colonel
Bob Stewart
Bob Stewart became better known as 'Bosnia Bob' when he found himself as the military's media man informing the world about Balkan Politics.
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Sapper - Sapper
Bob Sullivan
Being a junior NCO with the paratroopers was exhilarating for Bob and despite being injured, he enjoyed every minute with a great bunch of lads.
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Spitfire Pilot, 185 Squadron - Spitfire Pilot, 185 Squadron
Brian Bird
One of the few surviving WWII pilots to have flown both the Hurricane and the Spitfire.
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RMP - RMP
Brian Daley
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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Soldier - Soldier
Brian Hough
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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Paratrooper - Paratrooper
Bryan 'Tab' Hunter
"Tab" was conscripted into the Paras in 1956. He talks engrossingly about the training and some of the scrapes he was involved in
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Driver - Driver
Bryan Rudland
Bryan Rudland provides an interesting account of his life in Korea as an MT lorry driver.
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LCF Wireman - LCF Wireman
Buster Brown
Going against his father's wishes, Buster joins the Navy. He confesses to being terrified at the possibility of going down the mines
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WREN - WREN
Catherine Avent
Catherine had romantic ideas of life as a WREN and she delivers a thoroughly captivating account of her life during the war.
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Seaman - Seaman
Charles Chirgwin
RMS Queen Elizabeth was one of the very first Merchant ships to be fitted with the then highly secretive RADAR [Queen Mary was also fitted].
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Soldier - Soldier
Charles Eagles
Charles Eagles was in 'S' Company of the 9th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry and landed at Gold Beach. His specialism was mine clearance,
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Never forget - Never forget
Chatham Memorial
100 years to the day that three Chatham Port Division Cruisers were sunk, the people of Kent gather to remember them.
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Wren Plotter - Wren Plotter
Christian Lamb
Christian Lamb provides a humorous and detailed account of her life as a 3rd Officer WREN.
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Soldier - Soldier
Cliff Dalton
Cliff Dalton served with the East Yorkshire Regiment and on D-Day landed on Sword Beach. His vehicle was stuck which meant he was very vulnerable
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Soldier - Soldier
Clifford Herridge
Clifford Herridge was conscripted to the The King's Regiment (Liverpool). He became a cook which afforded him some privilege
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Clerk - Clerk
Clifford Thomas
Clifford Thomas served as a clerk with the RAF and was stationed at several airfields throughout Germany during the Berlin Airlift.
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WREN - WREN
Colette Cook
Colette Cook gives an entertaining account of her time as a Wren. She had a few scrapes and went on to become a Bombe operator...
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Signaller - Signaller
Colin Cottle
On the Berlin Airlift Colin Cottle was part of Air Formation Signals who were a branch of the army that supported the airforce
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Soldier - Soldier
Colin Parker
Colin used to love watching the trooping of the colour but had assumed a life on the docks was his lot. That all changed when he went into the army
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Chatham Rating - Chatham Rating
Cornelius Snelling
Cornelius Snelling served on the Black Swan-class sloop HMS Wildgoose.
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Royal Marine Commando - Royal Marine Commando
Cyril Blackman
Cyril Blackman’s interview is one of a number we have recorded with surviving 41 Commandos.
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Royal Marine - Royal Marine
Cyril Simms
Cyril Simms was a Royal Marine and during the Normandy Landings his LCG patrolled the Trout Line keeping an eye out for midget submarines.
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Seaman - Seaman
Cyril Standiford
As a gunner in the Navy, Cyril Standiford was part of Operation Neptune, and experienced a terrifying attack of his ship
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Sgt Pioneer - Sgt Pioneer
D-Day school film
A unique opportunity for pupils from King Richards school in Portsmouth to meet a D-day veteran. In the morning at the museum, in the afternoon they..
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Radar Operator - Radar Operator
Dan Hall
On the Berlin Airlift, Dan Hall worked on GCA, a Ground Control Approach radar system.
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Royal Marine  - Royal Marine
Daniel Bottomley
Daniel Bottomley joined the Royal Marines because to him, it was the elite regiment and he was never going to settle for anything less.
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Signaller - Signaller
Daniel Lyons
Daniel Lyons served with the Royal Signals as a Wireless Operator and was attached to A Squadron 6th Airbourne Division during the Normandy Landings.
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Coding - Coding
Daphne Brookes
After leaving school in 1940, Daphne Brookes-Young worked with the St Johns Ambulance Brigade up before she decided to enrol in the war effort.
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Commander - Commander
Daphne Park
Daphne Margaret Sybil Désirée Park, Baroness Park of Monmouth joined the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY) in 1943.
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Dog Handler - Dog Handler
Darren Swift
Darren Swift joined the Royal Green Jackets in 1982. Ten years later his career is ended when he is blown up in Northern Ireland.
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Soldier - Soldier
Dave Buck
Dave Buck had a couple of stints in the armed forces. Whilst he enjoyed most of what he did there are scars...
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Brigadier - Brigadier
David Baines
Brigadier David Baines MBE served as the final President of the Normandy Veterans Association. In WWII he was a gunner in the Royal Artillery.
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Radio Officer - Radio Officer
David Craig
David Craig was a Radio Operator in the Merchant Navy during WWII when the Dover Hill was damaged he ended up staying in Russia for 10 months during w
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Aircraftman - Aircraftman
David Edwards
When the the Russians blockaded Berlin in 1948, one astute man calculated that supplies could be air-lifted in to the city.
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Air Dispatch - Air Dispatch
David Greig
The Normandy invasion may have been frightening, but David Greig’s experiences in the fire service during the Blitz had prepared him well.
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Seaman - Seaman
David Jefferies
Affectionately known as ‘Bunts’ to his friends, after the Naval Bunting, David was a signalman on an LCT
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Soldier - Soldier
Dennis Bowen
Dennis Bowen provides a very detailed account of his Normandy Campaign in the East Yorkshire Regiment.
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Officer - Officer
Dennis Dymond
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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Able Seaman - Able Seaman
Dennis Whitehead
Dennis Whitehead served on the C-Class Destroyer, HMS Cassandra. It’s hard to determine if it was good or bad luck that was in play on December 10th
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Pilot - Pilot
Dick Arscott
Group Captain Dick Arscott gives a detailed and lucid account of his memoirs as a pilot with 48 squadron on the Berlin Airlift.
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Engine Room Artificer 2 - Engine Room Artificer 2
Dick West
Dick West gives a brilliant account of his life as an Engine Room Artificer on HMS Sheffield.
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Radio Officer - Radio Officer
Don Hunter
Don Hunter served as a Radio Officer in the Merchant Navy. He was involved in the D-Day landings onboard the MT Empire Pickwick.
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Royal Marine  - Royal Marine
Don Maclean
In 1995, Don Maclean joined the Royal Marines as a reservist. He served with 45 Commando and on a routine patrol in Helmand Province
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Paratrooper - Paratrooper
Don McArthur
Don McArthur was one of the 9th Airborne Para's who dropped into Normandy to take the Merville Battery out of action on D-Day. But things didn't go...
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Soldier - Soldier
Don Turrell
‘I took the King’s shilling...If I could do it again I would’. Despite the painful injuries Don Turrell sustained
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Bombardier  - Bombardier
Donald Fentum
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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Horticultural Therapist  - Horticultural Therapist
Donna Rowe-Green
Donna Rowe Green has been a horticulturist all her life and she knows the benefit of spending time outdoors.
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WAAF Plotter - WAAF Plotter
Doreen Galvin
Doreen Galvin lives in Canada but returned to England briefly in 2015. During the war she worked at RAF Tempsford from June 1943 to October 1944.
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German Interpreter - German Interpreter
Doreen Page
In 1944, Doreen Page was studying German at London university. When her call up papers came through, language skills were in high demand
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Aircraft fitter - Aircraft fitter
Dorothy Brewer
Dorothy Brewer was an Aircraft Fitter with the Fleet Air Arm. Despite a huge loss early in her life she is a stoic lady with a great deal of character
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Able Seaman - Able Seaman
Doug Joyce
Doug Joyce served on the heavy cruiser, HMS London. In July 1942 the ship was providing distant cover to the PQ17 convoy on it’s way to Russia.
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Technical Assistant - Technical Assistant
Doug Lakey
Whilst in Normandy, Doug Lakey served as an Observation Point Sergeant. It was fierce but also fun…
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Seaman - Seaman
Doug Shelley
Doug is a proud Chatham Rating who experiences the best and worst of the Port division. Drafted to the M-Class destroyer HMS Milne, he spends nine...
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POW in Vietnam for 3 years - POW in Vietnam for 3 years
Douglas Hassall
Another Chelsea pensioner and a very different experience of the war to George Bayliss. We pick up the story en route to Singapore.
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Chief Coxswain  - Chief Coxswain
Douglas Turtle
Douglas Turtle, 91, gives a spirited yet modest overview of his impressive Royal Navy career.
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Air Traffic Control - Air Traffic Control
Dr Joyce Hargrave-Wright
Joyce was a naive 20 year old when she was sent to Bad Eilsen in Germany to work at the Berlin Air Traffic Control centre.
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Pilot, Armourer - Pilot, Armourer
Ed Meddings
Ed Meddings saw action in WWII and then flew on the Berlin Airlift. A modest man he gives a detailed account of his experiences as a pilot
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Royal Marine Commando - Royal Marine Commando
Eddie Curd
Eddie Curd gives a sterling account of his time in the Royal Marines. He served with 41 {independent] Commando
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Soldier - Soldier
Edward Fish
Edward Fish joined the Royal Army Service Corp as a driver. On one convoy through Normandy he is very fortunate to survive an explosion.
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Third Officer - Third Officer
Edward Rogers
Ted Rogers sailed was an apprentice boy when he set sail with the Merchant navy. On his first voyage a U-boat attack changes the course of this life.
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Boy Sailor - Boy Sailor
Edward Wells
Ted Wells provides a fascinating account of his lengthy spell at sea on numerous ships during WWII. Torpedoed and bombed on numerous occasions he's...
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Coding - Coding
Eileen Simpson
Eileen Simpson provides a fascinating interview about her time as an SOE Fany at Norgeby House in London.
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Telephonist - Telephonist
Elizabeth Ward
Elizabeth Ward talks about her journey to become a member of the FANY, including details of her previous career and her training in tele printing.
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FANY  - FANY
Elvira Burbeck
Elvira Burbeck gives an enlightening interview about her service as a FANY. She operated out of Massingham and Italy
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Officer - Officer
Emma Couper
Captain Emma Couper did two tours of Afghanistan including a deployment with 3 Para on the inaugural Helmand Tour in 2007.
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Leading Telegraphist - Leading Telegraphist
Eric Conway
Eric Conway provides a fantastic interview detailing his service as a Second World war Submariner. It’s a no-holds barred account full of emotion...
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Soldier - Soldier
Eric Coombes
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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Trooper - Flail tanks - Trooper - Flail tanks
Eric Downing
Eric Downing provides a rare and often times emotional insight into the role of a Gunner on a Flail tank during the Second World War.
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Trooper - Trooper
Eric Gower
As part of an armoured regiment Eric Gower found his progression slow going during those initial days of the Normandy invasion.
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Ordinary Seaman - Ordinary Seaman
Eric Miles
As a member of the Royal Navy, Eric’s work in clearing key coastal areas of mines was extremely dangerous, and important.
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Soldier - Soldier
Eric Peters
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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NAFFI Leading Hand - NAFFI Leading Hand
Ernest Edwards
Ernest Edwards gives an interesting account of his time in the Naffi. He served on HMS Orion a ship he has great memories of.
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Soldier - Soldier
Ernie Brewer
In four short films, Ernie Brewer of the Royal Artillery gives an extraordinary account of the D-Day Landings.
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3rd Officer  - 3rd Officer
Fanny Hugill
Fanny Hugill recounts a remarkable service as a Third Officer Wren. She worked closely with Admiral Ramsay on the planning for D-Day.
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Movie - Movie
Flixton Fieldtrip
This is a short film I made that covers the day when pupils from Bungay High school met three surviving Veterans from the Berlin Airlift.
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Scientist - Scientist
Frances McLaren
Frances has an amazing story to share. She worked for the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment which famously developed the bouncing bomb
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DEMS Gunner - DEMS Gunner
Franck Allanson
From the vantage point of his merchant ship, Franck witnessed the extraordinary invasion of Omaha beach during the Normandy landings.
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Soldier - Soldier
Frank Corbett
Frank Corbett’s extensive war story is captured in 12 fascinating films
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Vehicle Mechanic - Vehicle Mechanic
Frank Coulton
Frank joined the REME and served with The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
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Able Seaman - Able Seaman
Frank Garbutt
Frank Garbutt was the Quartermaster on the aircraft carrier HMS Activity. You might imagine he’d have an amazing view of what was going on around.
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Leading Seaman - Leading Seaman
Frank Jones
Frank Jones was a Leading Seaman who gives a great account of his service on HMS Bermuda. She was involved in more than her fair share of action
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Soldier - Soldier
Frank Rosier
Frank Rosier served as an infantryman with the 2nd Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. On D-Day, he was in the second wave on Gold Beach landings.
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Jedburgh Wireless Operator - Jedburgh Wireless Operator
Fred Bailey
Fred Bailey was a Wireless Operator for Jedburgh team, ‘Citroen’. He was parachuted into occupied France soon after D-Day and shares his story
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Squadron Leader - Squadron Leader
Fred Danckwardt
During World War II, Fred Danckwardt survived 45 Operations with Bomber Command. He then returned to help on the Berlin Airlift.
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DEMS Gunner - DEMS Gunner
Fred Estall
Fred Estall gives a good account of his life as a Gunner onboard a Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships [DEMS].
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Air Gunner - Air Gunner
Fred Gardiner
Fred Gardiner’s Lancaster bomber was shot down over occupied Belgium and surviving the drop he evades capture with the help of a local resistance
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Paratrooper - Paratrooper
Fred Glover
Fred Glover was part of the 9th Parachute Battalion who were tasked to take out the menace that was the Merville Battery.
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Stoker - Stoker
Fred Lee
Fred’s mother was unhappy when he volunteered to join the Royal Navy in 1943 - she already had three sons in service.
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Paratrooper - Paratrooper
Fred Millward
Fred Millward was in the famed 9th Battalion, the Parachute Regiment and took part in the Assault of the Merville Battery.
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Soldier - Soldier
Fred Perkins
The massive logistical operation of the war is sometimes forgotten. But Fred Perkins played a crucial role in helping keep the supplies rolling
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Royal Marine  - Royal Marine
Fred Roberts
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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Soldier - Soldier
Freddie Hunn
Freddie Hunn gives one of the best accounts of the Second World war that Legasee have been fortunate enough to record. In at the start, he talks in fa
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Signaller - Signaller
Freddie Montgomery
After her military service with the Women's Royal Auxiliary Service, Freddie Montgomery served as a Minister.
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Pilot - Pilot
Garry Garretts
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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Commander - Commander
Gen Sir Mike Jackson
General Sir Mike gives an overview of his 45 year military career and what a career!
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Soldier - Soldier
Geoff Holland
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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Royal Marine - Royal Marine
Geoff King
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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Paratrooper - Paratrooper
Geoff Pattinson
Geoff was a paratrooper; and his first attempt at getting to Normandy in a glider was over quite quickly.
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Soldier - Soldier
Geoff Prater
Geoff Prater provides a detailed and often times, very amusing account of his time as a ‘Tankie’ in the Second World War.
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Aircraftman - Aircraftman
Geoff Smith
Geoff Smith is the current Chairman of the British Berlin Airlift Association and is a font of knowledge on all things Operation Plainfare.
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Yeoman Warder - Yeoman Warder
Geoffrey Abbott
Geoff was RAF ground crew during the Second World War and worked on Spitfires in North Africa.
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Soldier - Soldier
Geoffrey Steer
Geoff joined the army because he wanted to avoid the coalmines at all costs. Fate played him a cruel card.
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Spitfire Pilot - Spitfire Pilot
Geoffrey Wellum
Geoffrey Wellum shares his story about his trip to Malta with no bullets.
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Signalman - Signalman
George Barnes
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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Sapper - Sapper
George Batts
George Batts talks candidly about his life as a Corporal with the Royal Engineers. By his own admission he was daft to ‘volunteer’
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Pioneer - Pioneer
George Bayliss
A lovely old gentleman who survived [by the skin of his teeth] his time in the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire regiments in Italy during WWII
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Messenger, Lookout - Messenger, Lookout
George Bell
In this film George gives an overview of his incredible career in the Navy and recalls his training on the HMS Ganges.
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Rifleman  - Rifleman
George Clements
George Clements was a Rifleman with the 6th Battalion Light Infantry. It wasn’t an easy job.
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Flight Lieutenant  - Flight Lieutenant
George Duffee
George Duffee was a Captain pilot in the RAF. Returning from a bombing raid, his plane is shot up over Holland and he bails out.
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Leading Seaman - Leading Seaman
George Floyd
George Floyd was a [LSA ] Leading Stores Assistant on the frigate HMS Loring.
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Bomb Disposal - Bomb Disposal
George Foggo
George Foggo worked in Bomb Disposal for the Royal Engineers. His expertise came in useful when he helped to destroy the Fortress of Mimoyecques.
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Soldier - Soldier
George Higgins
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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Ground Crew - Ground Crew
George Revell
George Revell served as an RAF Airframe Fitter. But however you travelled to Normandy you were always at risk.
1
POW - POW
George Reynolds
George Reynolds was captured during the fall of Singapore and sent to work in the copper mines at Kinkaseki in Taiwan.
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Sapper - Sapper
George Seal
‘When we landed, we knew we weren’t alone’. George Seal describes feeling safer because of the number of Allied troops at Normandy when he arrived.
1
Sapper - Sapper
George Stagg
George Stagg was a Royal Engineer with 49th Infantry Division. In this film he recalls a plane and a parachute…
1
Radio Operator - Radio Operator
George Talbot
George Talbot provides one of the great personal battle accounts of the Second World War.
11
Flying officer - Flying officer
Gerald White
Gerald White was the Technical Adjutant at RAF Gatow on the Berlin Airlift.
7
Coder - Coder
Gill Lewis
Despite coming from a Naval background, Gill was mad about cars and as soon as she was able she passed her test and joined the FANY.
5
WRNS Officer Steward - WRNS Officer Steward
Gladys Yates
We met Gladys when she visited the Luton primary school as part of the education we’re creating around the significance of the Second World War convoy
4
Platoon Commander - Platoon Commander
Godfrey Tetley
A career officer, Godfrey Tetley was desperate to get to the Korean War. He dramatically recalls the battle for the Maryand San
4
Aircraftman - Aircraftman
Gordon Ainscough
When Gordon Ainscough was called for National Service he had no idea what he'd be doing. Gordon did the Berlin Airlift
5
Stoker - Stoker
Gordon Dance
Gordon Dance served as a Stoker Mechanic in the Royal Navy. On D-Day, he was two months short of his eighteenth birthday.
5
Aircraftman - Aircraftman
Gordon Dixon
Gordon Dixon provides a fascinating account of his National Service on the Berlin Airlift. As an 18 year old he was posted to HQ Bückeburg
7
Flight Engineer - Flight Engineer
Gordon Jones
Gordon flew in Bomber Command. He was one of the lucky ones.
5
Leading Aircraftsmen - Leading Aircraftsmen
Gordon Mellor
Gordon Mellor was an RAF Evader. Shot down over Belgium and, aided by members of the Comète Line, he eventually reached the Pyrénées
10
Royal Marine Commando - Royal Marine Commando
Gordon Payne
Gordon Payne’s interview is one of a number we have recorded with surviving 41 [Independent] Royal Marines Commando.
11
Engineer - Engineer
Gordon Smith
Gordon Smith gives an emotional account of his military experiences during WWII starting with memories of the Blitz.
5
Flight Engineer - Flight Engineer
Gordon Westwell
Gordon Westwell an Aircraft Engineer on the Berlin Airlift recalls the only fatal crash at Wunstorf which, effected the way he did his job afterwards
6
Royal Marine Commando - Royal Marine Commando
Graeme Golightly
Graeme Golightly was an eighteen year old Royal marine Commando when the Falklands Conflict started.
6
Soldier - Soldier
Gus Goldenberg
Gus Goldenberg was an army signaller who played an important part in the Normandy invasion. As a Jew, the war also had something of a personal aspect
5
Pilot - Pilot
Guy Eddy
Having witnessed nuclear testing on Christmas Island it’s remarkable that at the age of 92
13
Flight Engineer - Flight Engineer
Gwyn Hughes
Gwyn Hughes was a Flight Engineer with 77 Squadron Bomber Command. After the war he found himself in transport command
3
Soldier - Soldier
Hannah Campbell
Corporal Hannah Campbell was in the Adjutant General's Corps. In 2007, whilst serving in Iraq, the building she was in was caught in mortar fire...
6
WREN - WREN
Harriet Wright
Harriet Wright gives a great account of her time as a Siganller in the Wrens. Stationed in Ilfracombe she would receive signals from North Africa...
7
Boy Seaman  - Boy Seaman
Harry Allen
Harry Allen was a boy sailor when he joined HMS Jamaica. He sailed on the Russian Convoys and recalls the battle with the Scharnhorst.
7
Soldier - Soldier
Harry Bailey
Harry Bailey worked on constructing the Mulberry Harbour prior to D-Day. For him, things seemed quite calm when he arrived at Normandy.
1
Sailor - Sailor
Harry Card
Harry was a look out on HMS Swift. From his vantage point he witnessed some of the most incredible scenes of WWII.
14
LCT Wireman - LCT Wireman
Harry Eddy
Harry spent his time in the Navy aboard a Tank landing craft. He was one of the first onto Sword beach and survived the landings at Westkapelle.
7
Soldier - Soldier
Harry Hopkins
Pinned down by German fire, rescued by the French resistance and being wounded: the war was violent and sometimes frightening for Harry.
4
Seaman - Seaman
Harry Marrington
Harry Marrington was a Seaman and Gunner with the Royal Navy Patrol Service.
4
Soldier - Soldier
Harry Rawlins
Harry felt it was a great honour to fight for King and country. Although he found much was different between the stories he heard of previous conflict
6
Wireless Operator - Wireless Operator
Henri Diacono
Henri Diacono was of Maltese parentage but born in Algiers. After SOE training at Thame Park (near Oxford) as a wireless operator,
19
Gunner - Gunner
Henry Draper
During the Normandy landings Henry Draper arrived at Juno Beach
1
Royal Engineers - Royal Engineers
Howard Tomlinson
Howard joined the army to get away from a difficult family life when he was just 17. It was a huge change of life and just what he needed.
4
Pilot - Pilot
Hugh Verity
Hugh Verity flew the Westfield Lysander aircraft on numerous covert operations into Europe.
3
Tank Commander - Tank Commander
Ian Hammerton
A very interesting interview highlighting some of the difficult tasks Allied troops faced on the D Day landings. Ian was the commander of a squadron
6
WREN Admin Officer - WREN Admin Officer
Irene Bellamy
Irene Bellamy provides an entertaining and detailed account of her service in the WRENS. Before D-Day had even taken place, she was typing up...
9
Liaison Officer - Liaison Officer
J-L Cremieux
Jean-Louis Crémieux-Brilhac joined the Free French Forces in London and became liaison officer between the Free French, SOE and the BBC.
12
Soldier - Soldier
Jack Charlton
Jack Charlton gives a great account of his time in the Malayan jungle. No sooner has he arrived when he's on the ultimate, bush tucker trial.
11
Officer - Officer
Jack Lyon
Jack Lyon was captured and taken POW when his Whitley bomber crashed over Germany. He was taken to Stalag Luft III
11
Leading Signalman - Leading Signalman
Jack Madders
Jack Madders provides a fabulously detailed account of his Royal Naval service. He was a Portsmouth Rating
11
Pilot - Pilot
Jack Thomas
Jack Thomas provides a brilliant account of his service as a Fleet Air Arm pilot with 836 Squadron. He survived numerous crashes and a terrifying loss
10
Soldier - Soldier
Jack Webb
‘For an unlucky man, I’ve had an awful lot of good luck’ - Jack Webb tells us how he escaped the war unscathed’
8
Marine - Marine
James Bisiker
Jimmy Bisiker was a Royal Marine with 40 Commando. He recalls extraordinarily tough training and the handover of Palestine to Israel in May 48.
7
Soldier - Soldier
James Cooper
As a young man in the Reconnaissance Corps, James Cooper witnessed some sad things during the Normandy invasion. But his faith kept him going.
2
Petty Officer Air Gunner - Petty Officer Air Gunner
James Pitts
James Pitts provides a fascinating and detailed account of his life as an Fleet Air Arm Air Gunner with 856 Squadron. He survived numerous crashes...
11
Cipher Operator - Cipher Operator
Jean Argles
Jean Argles worked as a Cipher Operator in the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY). In this fascinating and detailed interview she reflects on her work
8
WAAF - WAAF
Jean Cleminson
The outbreak of war provided her with opportunities to showcase her skills and she went on to serve in the WAAF at a meteorological site.
2
WRAC Acting Staff Sergeant - WRAC Acting Staff Sergeant
Jean Eastham
Jean Eastham was lucky to survive the Birmingham Blitz. In this fascinating interview she recalls how she felt to be on the Berlin Airlift.
7
Officer - Officer
Jennifer Jones
Jennifer Jones was a Captain in the 4th Regiment The Royal Artillery where she served in Germany, Lebanon and Afghanistan. Her time spent at FOB Rob
8
Radio Mechanic - Radio Mechanic
Jim Dimond
Jim Dimond joined the Royal Navy in 1942. He had an eventful career which included a torpedo sinking, life aboard a CAM ship and a stint in the Shetla
7
Soldier - Soldier
Jim Grundy
Prior to heading to Korea, Jim Grundy was an undertaker. He joined the Army Catering Corps but his specialist skills were in high demand.
6
Officer - Officer
Jim Leaver
In the Second World War, Jim Leaver served as a Troop Commander in the 61st Reconnaissance Regiment. He was in the thick of the action on D-Day.
4
Galley Boy - Galley Boy
Jim Radford
Britain’s youngest D-Day veteran, Jim Radford, was just 15 years old when he joined the war effort as a galley boy on a deep sea rescue tug.
1
Trooper - Trooper
Jimmy Reynolds
As a tank driver Jim Reynolds is injured in an attack during D-Day which has a lasting repercussion.
3
Flight Leftenant - Flight Leftenant
Jimmy Taylor
Fantastic interview with Spitfire photo reconnaissance pilot who survives an engine failure over Holland.
10
WREN - WREN
Joan Blease
Once a Wren always a Wren. Although she only served for a short period before she was invalided out.
3
Wren - Wren
Joan Endersby
Joan gives an interview that's full of laughter. It was brilliant meeting her and, like so many of her type, she is terribly modest about her expert..
5
Visual Signaller - Visual Signaller
Joan Field
Joan Field was a WREN stationed at a very remote signal station overlooking the Firth of Lorne in Scotland. Her job was to ensure that every passing..
7
Wren Writer - Wren Writer
Joan Manuel
Joan Manuel provides an entertaining account of her service as a Writer for the Women’s Royal Navy Service [WRNS]. She joined in 1943
7
Evacuee - Evacuee
Joan Mitchell
Joan Mitchell was interviewed when Legasee visited the RNBT’s Pembroke House in Gillingham. She provides a fascinating interview about her life
5
FANY  - FANY
Joan Taylor
Joan Taylor [nee Tapp] was an WTS FANY (First Aid Nursing Yeomanry) with the SOE. She worked as a wireless operator...
6
Polar Bear, POW - Polar Bear, POW
Joe Hoadley
Joe's gives an amazingly detailed account of his life in the srevices. Starting with stories about life in the Home Guard in Kent, trying to join up
14
DEMS Gunner - DEMS Gunner
Joe Pitcher
Joe Pitcher was a DEMS gunner on many Merchant ships. That he survived was more down to luck than judgement
7
2nd Lieutenant - 2nd Lieutenant
John Aitken
John Aitken was with Air Dispatch on the Berlin Airlift. He gives a modest account of his service
6
Royal Signals - Royal Signals
John Booth
John Booth joined the Royal Signals as a Wireless Operator/ line… and served in Korea.
3
Platoon Commander - Platoon Commander
John Bowler
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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Soldier - Soldier
John Bowman
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…
3
Soldier - Soldier
John Clarke
John Clarke gives a brutal and compelling account of his experiences as an infantryman with The Black Watch during the Second World War.
10
Ground Crew - Ground Crew
John Collier
In 1948 John Collier found himself driving lorries on an airbase in Germany called Wunstorf.
7
Air Marshal  - Air Marshal
John Curtis
Like many men on the Berlin Airlift, Sir John Curtiss had bombed Germany during WWII.
6
Soldier - Soldier
John Duke
‘You didn’t realise the training because it came automatic[ally]...The things you had to do, you did it’.
10
Pilot - Pilot
John Eddy
John Eddy was an RAF Pilot on the Berlin Airlift. On one flight into Lubeck he misjudges his approach and clips the trees.
7
RAF Bomber Command - RAF Bomber Command
John Edward Lee
John Lee watched the Battle of Britain from the ground and knew he wanted to join the RAF. He becomes a Navigator of a Lancaster bomber in 76 Squadron
8
Apprentice - Apprentice
John Edwards
John Edwards gives a great account of his 5 years as an apprentice in the merchant navy. Witnessing ships sinking all around him
8
Ordnance Artificer - Ordnance Artificer
John Harrison
John Harrison was an ordinance officer on A Turret, HMS Belfast. He shares his incredible story of survival.
4
Engineer - Engineer
John Howard
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.
5
Soldier - Soldier
John Jenkins
As a sergeant in the army, John Jenkins experienced some of the best and the worst of humanity while in Germany during the war.
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Stretcher Bearer - Stretcher Bearer
John Lincoln
John Lincoln was working in his father’s funeral parlour when he was called to do his national service.
4
Seaman  - Seaman
John Meall
John Meall served in the Merchant Navy and delivered much needed supplies to the troops in Korea…
4
Soldier - Soldier
John Morgan
If you’ve seen the film ‘The Longest Day’, you’ll know about the German fighters that strafe the two Dispatch Riders. John Morgan was a Dispatch Rider
3
Linesman - Linesman
John Page
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
3
Trooper - Trooper
John Parsler
John Parslar’s interview is one of a number we have recorded with surviving 41 Commandos. John was orphaned during the war.
4
NCO - NCO
John Perkins
On the Berlin Airlift John Perkins worked in security at the Gatow Airfield. He was then sent to Fassberg where he was attached to the Americans.
5
Torpedoman - Torpedoman
John Roche
John Roche served on HMS Renown throughout most of the war. He gives a fabulous account of himself and provides a fascinating insight to life onboard.
11
Seaman - Seaman
John Seares
John Seares talks in detail about his service onboard the Royal Navy light cruiser, HMS Belfast.
7
Jedburgh - Jedburgh
John Sharp
The son of a Scotland Yard Detective, John Sharp originally joined the Royal Armoured Corps.
9
Soldier - Soldier
John Skene
John Skene served with the Gloucester’s during World War II. During his time he prepared invasion defences along the Yorkshire coast
9
Paratrooper - Paratrooper
John Sleep
John Sleep gives an emotional account of his Second World War service. He served with the Royal Berkshires, the Parachute Regiment and in Normandy
8
Royal Marine Officer - Royal Marine Officer
John Sturgis
John Sturgis was a Troop Commander in the Royal Marines, 41 Commando… here he recalls how he travelled around France after the war had moved on to...
5
Agent / Officer - Agent / Officer
John Taylor
John Taylor was one of the earliest instructor agents recruited by the SOE. He spent the early part of the war in Finland aiding the locals
5
Royal Marine  - Royal Marine
John Underwood
During the Korean War, John Underwood was captured and held POW by the Chinese in the notorious Battle for the Chosin Reservoir.
8
Wireless Mechanic - Wireless Mechanic
John Whitlock
John Whitlock gives an engaging interview about his time as a Wireless mechanic on the Berlin Airlift. Listen out for his story about a drunk captain.
5
Signals Officer - Signals Officer
John Winder
John Winder served as a Captain in the Royal Corp of Signals. He was attached to the 90th City of London Field Regiment. Despite all his training....
3
Steward - Steward
John Woodward
John Woodward worked on a Minesweeper during WWII. Operating out of the Thames estuary his skipper was a wily fellow who used all sorts of tactics...
5
WREN Codebreaker - WREN Codebreaker
Jonni Berfield
Jonni Berfield was a coder for the Royal Navy. She was working in Plymouth when the Scharnhorst was sunk and recalls the final signals received.
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BOMBE Operator - BOMBE Operator
Joy Aylard
Joy Aylard provides a detailed and fascinating account of her time working at a Bletchley Apark outpost called Eastcote in North London. Her role was
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Pilot - Pilot
Joy Lofthouse
Joy Lofthouse flew Spitfires with the ATA during WWII. In her interview she shares details about her training, her ambitions in life
8
Teleprinter Operator - Teleprinter Operator
Kay Stadden
Kay Stadden provides an excellent interview about her time as a young ATS officer in the Y-Service. Intercepting German Enigma wireless signals
3
Wireless Operative - Wireless Operative
Kay Wingate
Kay Wingate served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. She trained at a Y Station on the Isle of Man listening to German Enigma transmissions.
2
Soldier - Soldier
Keith Watson
Keith Watson provides a detailed account of his time as a National Serviceman with the Royal Norfolk Regiment in Korea.
5
Telegraphist - Telegraphist
Ken Cook
As a telegraphist, Kenneth experienced Allied resolve and determination when his ship gets bomber but it’s business as usual for the men.
2
Soldier - Soldier
Ken Dixon
Ken Dixon joined the Kings Liverpool Regiment. In his interview he recalls his service in Korea as a Driver for senior American staff.
5
Navigator - Navigator
Ken French
Ken is one of those increasingly rare birds, a Bomber Command Navigator. What makes his story all the more remarkable is that he survived 38 sorties
6
Seaman - Seaman
Ken Harman
Ken Harman was a Number 3 on a 6 inch gun onboard HMS Alaunia. On one occasion and fearing for his life, he left his post and was charged
1
Flight Engineer - Flight Engineer
Ken Hone
Ken Hone provides a detailed account of his time as a Flight Engineer with 185 Fighter Squadron. Predominantly working on Spitfires and Hurricanes
6
Able Seaman  - Able Seaman
Ken Howes
Ken Howes was in the Royal Navy with 519 Flotilla LCAs. He found transporting the Americans to Omaha Beach a traumatic experience.
1
Artisan Sergeant  - Artisan Sergeant
Ken Jones
Ken Jones provides a detailed, and at times amusing, account of his time in Korea as an Artisan Sergeant
4
Trooper - Trooper
Ken Turner
For Ken, the war was something of an adventure. Escaping an unhappy childhood, he joined the Royal Tank regiment.
4
Pilot - Pilot
Ken Weaden
On the Berlin Airlift, Ken Weaden flew 290 return trips to Gatow based on a shift system which could have started any time of day.
6
Pilot - Pilot
Ken Wilkinson
Battle of Britain Pilot shares memories of life in the RAF.
3
Soldier - Soldier
Kenneth Hay
Captured by the Germans and forced to march for miles in terrible conditions, Kenneth Hay has still retained his sense of humour.
13
Army Physical Training Corps - Army Physical Training Corps
Kriss Akabusi
Fascinating interview with a British Olympic athlete who reached the pinnacle of his sport through the support of the British Army.
6
Soldier - Soldier
Lamin Manneh
Lamin Manneh was born in Gambia and moved to the UK to join the Irish Guards.
4
Pilot - Pilot
Larry Lamb
Air Vice Marshal Larry Lamb gives a superb account of his 36 year RAF career. Watch out for stories on the Berlin Airlift
8
Navigator - Navigator
Laurence Kennedy
On the Berlin Airlift, Lawrence Kennedy was a Navigator with 18 Squadron, Transport Command.
6
Radio Officer - Radio Officer
Len Hurst
Len Hurst was working with Southend Airways when the Berlin Airlift started. He gives an interesting perspective on the largest humanitarian airlift
9
Rear Gunner - Rear Gunner
Len Manning
On his 3rd mission, Len was shot down over France on their way to the target. Coned by searchlights, the pilot put the Lancaster into a dive
6
Aircrew - Aircrew
Leo Hatcher
Leo gives a superb, detailed account of his time as a rigger on Sunderland Flying boats on the Berlin Airlift. Flying with 235 Squadron
4
Commando - Commando
Leon Gautier
Léon Gautier was one of the Commandos who served under Philippe Kieffer of the Free French Forces
7
Wing Commander - Wing Commander
Leonard Ratcliff
Wing Commander Leonard Ratcliffe joined the RAF at the outbreak of the Second World War. He flew 60+ missions with RAF 161 ‘special duties’ Squadron.
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Radio Mechanic - Radio Mechanic
Les Simpson
In Korea, Lesley Simpson served as a Radio Mechanic with the Royal Signals. The fighting was tough enough without the effects of the weather.
3
Radio Operator - Radio Operator
Les Temple 
Working as an ABC operator in Lancaster Bombers, Les Temple had an important job preventing the German pilots communicating over their radios.
5
Instructor - Instructor
Leslie Fernandez
Leslie Fernandez was a fit man when he was young. He loved sports and was good at them. Exactly the sort of chap that would catch the eye of SOE
6
Able Seaman - Able Seaman
Lewis Trinder
Joining the Navy on his 18th birthday, Lewis Trinder experienced so much of the war, from navigating the swells of the Atlantic to DDay
5
FANY  - FANY
Lise de Baissac
Lise Villameur (née de Baissac), was one of the first two female agents to be parachuted into France by SOE in the Second World War.
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First Sea Lord, Admiral - First Sea Lord, Admiral
Lord Alan West
In this film Lord West gives us an overview of his long, illustrious and active career. He has an impressive C.V.
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None - None
Luton School
A short film that captures the day when two Naval Veterans visited the Luton School in Chatham. It was a chance to share memories, ask questions and..
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Senior NCO - Senior NCO
Lyle Thomson
Lyle recounts his distinguished career in the RAF from the fifties through to the Falklands. His focus is on his time in the Falklands
6
SOE Medic - SOE Medic
Malby Goodman
Malby Goodman was a pacificst so joined the Royal Army Medical Corps. In 1944, whilst working in Cairo, he is discreetly asked if he'd like to join...
8
Wireless Operator - Wireless Operator
Marcel Singer
Marcel Jaurent Singer was a Wireless operator and resistance organiser in occupied France.
7
Personal Assistant - Personal Assistant
Margaret Jackson
Margaret Jackson was PA to Major-General Sir Colin Gubbins who, prior to becoming SOE’s Director of Operations and eventually Head of SOE,
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Wireless Operator - Wireless Operator
Margaret Pawley
Margaret Pawley was a back-room girl with the SOE in Cairo and Italy.
8
ATS - ATS
Marge Arbury
Marge Arbury was a member of the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) and recruited into Y Service for interception of Enigma wireless signals
5
WREN - WREN
Margery Draper
Margery gives an outstanding account of her wartime memories. She was incredibly fortunate to survive the Devonport blitz
9
Coder - Coder
Marian Jones
When she was evacuated as a child she ended up meeting a FANY and was impressed with what she heard. When she was able to join up, she joined
1
FANY Officer - FANY Officer
Marjorie Inkster
Marjorie Inkster was 19 years old when she joined the FANY. She would go on to train as a radar mechanic
6
Wren - Wren
Marsie Taylor
Marsie Taylor worked as a Wren Writer initially at Norfolk House in central London and then at Southwark in Portsmouth.
6
WAAF - WAAF
Mary Overhill
Mary Overhill gives a wonderful interview about her life with the WAAF. As a Devonian, country girl, the war provided opportunities and experiences.
6
Petty Officer - Petty Officer
Maurice Sheldrake
Maurice Sheldrake was a Petty Officer, Aircraft Fitter in the Fleet Air Arm. He served on HMS Ocean from 1951 to 1953.
3
WREN Writer - WREN Writer
Megan Moir
Megan Moir was a Wren Writer onboard the exercise training ship HMS Philante. Originally the millionaire Sir Tommy Sopwith’s private yacht.
7
Soldier - Soldier
Mervyn Kirsch
In June 1943, Mervyn Kirsch joined the army at the age of 18 ½. Following some tough training in Scotland with the Black Watch
2
Able Seaman Anti-Aircraft Gunner - Able Seaman Anti-Aircraft Gunner
Mervyn Salter
Mervyn Salter gives a great account of his life at sea on HMS Saumerz. Operating in both the Arctic and the Pacific he witnesses more than his fair...
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SAS - SAS
Michael Foot
Michael Foot was a world authority on SOE and wrote several books about their organisation and operations.
1
Flight Engineer - Flight Engineer
Michael Gibbons
Despite the unrelenting nature and importance of the work he did, Michael Gibbons stills wonders how he managed to survive
5
Laboratory Technician  - Laboratory Technician
Michael Meller
At just fifteen years of age, Michael Meller worked as a laboratory technician hoping on the trials of the HF/DF (Huff-Duff) system.
5
Pilot - Pilot
Michael Wainwright
Michael Wainwright is one of the Battle of Britain fighter pilots we filmed with the help of the Roger De Haan trust and Group Captain Patrick Tootal.
5
Jedburgh - Jedburgh
Michel De Bourbon-Parme 
Prince Michel de Bourbon-Parme grew up in France, the family fled to the United States. Michel joined Operation Jedburgh
6
Wireman - Wireman
Mick Jennings
Mick Jennings gives a spirited account of his time as a wireman on Landing craft LCT 795.
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Soldier - Soldier
Mike Brennan
Mike joined the 1st Battalion The Dorsetshire Regiment in 1943 and at 7.25 on the 6th of June he was one the first British infantrymen to land
3
FANY - FANY
Mildred Schutz
Mildred Schutz was in a reserved occupation when she joined the FANY in 1941. Initially she served as a secretary at SOE HQ on Baker Street.
3
Code and Cyher - Code and Cyher
Moyra Smiley
Moyra Smiley grew up in Kenya and was educated in Europe. In these films she talks about her life in the FANY
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Ambulance Driver - Ambulance Driver
Muriel Joy
Muriel Joy was one of a number of Naval Veterans we interviewed at the Royal Naval Benevolent Trust’s, Pembroke House
6
Seaman - Seaman
Nick Carter
Nick Carter gives an account of his time as a Royal Navy Coxswain on board HMS Ardrossan, mine-sweeping in the Channel and North Sea
7
Seaman - Seaman
Nick Rumble
Nick Rumble was aboard a Merchant Navy Ship during the invasion and could see all the Allied traffic on the beach
1
Trooper - Trooper
Nigel Caldicott
Nigel Caldicott gives an excellent account of his time as a ‘Tankie’ with the Royal Engineers in the 1970’s. He’s involved in ‘Operation Motorman’
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SOE - SOE
Noreen Riols
Norren found herself working as an SOE 'honey trap'. In her interview she provides some fascinating detail about how she carried out her work...
3
Military - Military
Normandy service
The final act of service by the Normandy Veterans Association. The laying up of their standard was an emotional day for many of the veterans who....
0
Movie - Movie
Operation Freedom
A short film featuring Veteran Spitfire pilot Brian Bird who went to a school in the East end of London to be re-united with an old flame.
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FANY  - FANY
Paddy Sproule
Paddy Sproule provides an excellent interview about her time the FANY. It was time well spent, in September 1943.
4
ATS - ATS
Pam & Marj
Marjorie Lilley and Pamela Elliot sit together to reminisce about their service with the Auxiliary Territorial service.
6
Linguist - Linguist
Pam Harding
Pam Harding was a Special Duties Linguist. Her job was to intercept, copy and pass on German Naval radio transmissions.
6
Chief Petty Officer - Chief Petty Officer
Pam Torrens
Pam Torrens was a special duties linguist based at Abott's Cliff and Ventnor. She also went onto Germany. The interview is full of detail and humour..
5
WREN Telephonist - WREN Telephonist
Pat Jarvis
When war broke out there was only ever going to be one service for Pat Jarvis.
7
WRNS Morse Operator - WRNS Morse Operator
Pat Massett
Patricia Massett was a Morse Operator who was stationed at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Her task was to identify individual ships that were passing...
7
Engine Fitter - Engine Fitter
Pat Thurlow
Pat Thurlow was a young conscript who did what all military men know you’re not supposed to do, he volunteered.
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Special Duties Linguist - Special Duties Linguist
Patricia Davies
Patricia Davies provides a great interview detailing her work as a Special Duties linguist in the WRNS.
7
WRNs - WRNs
Patricia Davies.
Patricia Davies was part of the team behind ‘Operation Mincemeat’, the subterfuge which allowed the Allies to invade Sicily.
2
WREN - WREN
Patricia Parker
Patricia Parker was a WREN based at HMS Ceres in Wetherby during WWII.
7
Coastal Command - Coastal Command
Patrick Hollins
Coastal Command was originally formed to protect convoys and Allied supply ships from attack from the enemy.
7
Pilot - Pilot
Paul Farnes
Paul Farnes is one of the surviving pilots from the Battle of Britain. He was awarded 8 kills and a DFM.
6
Lieutenant  - Lieutenant
Paul Harrison
Paul De La Motte-Harrison served in the RN from 1942 to 1946. He started out as a Wireman and left as a Lieutenant in command of his own Landing Craft
8
Paratrooper - Paratrooper
Paul Lewis
Paul Lewis was one of the first British military casualties of the Iraq War. He’s still struggling to cope with both the physical and mental injuries
3
FANY  - FANY
Pauline Payne
Pauline Payne worked at a number of SOE radio stations in Britain. Her job was to keep in touch with agents working behind the lines in Europe
4
British Red Cross - British Red Cross
Pegeen Hill
Pageen Hill had a remarkable young life working in the Red Cross. She travelled to some seriously inhospitable places
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Soldier - Soldier
Percy Lewis
Percy Lewis experienced so much during the war, from the cold of the Scottish shores to injury to capture by the Germans.
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Royal Marine - Royal Marine
Pete Dunning
Pete Dunning was a Royal Marine. He provides a fascinating detailed account of his training, service and life after he sustains severe injury
6
Signaller - Signaller
Peter Byers
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.
6
Soldier - Soldier
Peter Creed
Peter Creed was a Rifleman with the Gloucestershire Regiment and the 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment.
2
OP Officer - OP Officer
Peter Cullen
Peter Cullen was a Royal Artillery officer in the combined Operations Bombardment unit during the Normandy Landings.
3
Royal Marine - Royal Marine
Peter Dunstan
Peter Dunstan's life as a Royal Marine in WWII. It is an extraordinary account of service on-board the HMS Prince of Wales
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Wireless Operator - Wireless Operator
Peter Haughton
‘You were a fighting unit and you knew your job and you knew what you had to do’. Being part of a tank crew, the camaraderie was important
6
Seaman - Seaman
Peter Hornett
Peter gives an excellent account of his post-war Naval service onboard HMS Liverpool. He’s a natural storyteller and there’s stories aplenty.
6
Soldier - Soldier
Peter Lawrence
Peter Lawrence volunteered for the role of driver when he arrived in Korea, that was following a revealing stint as medical orderly.
3
Security Officer - Security Officer
Peter Lee
Peter Lee provides a fascinating insight into his work in SOE. He originally transferred from the Intelligence Corps to become a security officer.
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Soldier - Soldier
Peter Matthews
Peter Matthews served with the Queens Royal Regiment and found himself on Operation Plainfare [the Berlin Airlift].
7
RSM - RSM
Peter Noad
Peter was inspired to become a soldier when his Uncle used to let him play with grenades as a boy!
6
Soldier - Soldier
Peter Waddington
Peter Waddington was initially conscripted into the South Lancashire Regiment but when the opportunity to volunteer for the 1st Kings Regiment.
8
RMP / Officer - RMP / Officer
Rachel Webster
Rachel Webster gives a frank account of her time in the army. She had a long and fulfilling career that provided her with a lot of laughs, excitement
6
Bomb aimer, bomber command - Bomb aimer, bomber command
Ralph Tyrell
Ralph Tyrell gives an amazing account of life as a 20 year old bomb aimer. '..it was my job to go and lay on my stomach, open the bomb doors
4
Soldier - Soldier
Ray Lord
Ray Lord joined the 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment as a Wireless Operator. It was a job that would save his life.
1
Seaman - Seaman
Reg Neile
Reg Neile gives an account of his time on HMS Gazelle as part of the Fortieth Minesweeping Flotilla…
5
Soldier - Soldier
Rex Sheppard
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.
6
Soldier - Soldier
Richard Donovan
Richard Donovan gives an detailed account of his military service with the Royal Welch Regiment in the 1950’s.
9
Tank Landing Craft Electrician - Tank Landing Craft Electrician
Robert Watts
Robert was on Landing craft at D Day. One thing that still lives with him trying to rescue Canadian troops from drowning
3
Dock Worker - Dock Worker
Rodney Newnham
Rodney Newham lives in the RNBT’s Pembroke House in Gillingham. In the war he worked as a boiler maker in the Chatham dockyard
5
Instrument Fitter - Instrument Fitter
Ron Andrews
Ron Andrews was delighted to join the RAF until he found out that he would end up doing extra service because of the Berlin Airlift.
5
Able Seaman - Able Seaman
Ron Davies (1926)
ROYAL NAVY WORKHORSE Ron Davies, 88, gives an account of his time as a Royal Navy able seaman on board HMS Southdown.
5
Electrician - Electrician
Ron Smith
Ron Smith was a Wireman on LCT 947. Despite being quite poorly when we met he provides a fascinating insight to his life onboard.
7
Royal Marine Commando - Royal Marine Commando
Ron Smith.
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
6
Vehicle Mechanic - Vehicle Mechanic
Ron Stephens
Ron Stephens joined the army in 1939 and trained as a Vehicle Mechanic in the REME. On the Normandy Beaches, removing vehicles from the sand
3
Seaman - Seaman
Ron Stephens.
Ron Stephens was a crew member of HMS Tarana, a special duties ship operating between Gibraltar and the South of France.
12
Dispatch Rider - Dispatch Rider
Ronald Arnold
Ron Arnold was a dispatch rider during WWII. Prior to DDay he recalls riding around the eerily quiet towns of England's South Coast.
9
Aircraftman - Aircraftman
Ronald Pickersgill
Ronald Pickersgill was a National Serviceman stationed in Wunstorf Germany when the Russians blockaded the city of Berlin.
8
Trooper - Trooper
Roy Clarke
To this day, as he gets ready to go to bed, Roy Clarke is thankful he is not sleeping under a tank.
6
Officer - Officer
Roy Dixon
Roy Dixon was nineteen when he joined the 5th Royal Tank Regiment, 7th Armoured Division as a Troop Leader. Unbelievably young...
3
WAAF - WAAF
Ruby Marchant
Ruby Marchant worked in the main house at Bletchely Park. Remarkably she only told her son about her secretive wartime work when she was 90 years old.
3
SAS veteran on the Iranian Siege - SAS veteran on the Iranian Siege
Rusty Firmin
This is the first of 8 films about Rusty. It's the start of a career that will lead him to a 13 year stint in B Squadron of the 22nd SAS
8
Pilot - Pilot
Sam Pover
Sam Pover was a civilian Navigator on the Berlin Airlift. He'd already seen similar action during the partition of the British Indian Empire.
7
Forces Mother - Forces Mother
Shelley Cooper
Shelley Cooper is the mother of Kingsman Anthony Cooper who also features in our archive and was recorded as part of Chorley Council’s project
5
Pilot - Pilot
Sid and Jim
Sid Parsonage and Jim Weston first met each other on the Berlin Airlift in 1948. 65 years later they reminisce about their experiences.
5
Signalman - Signalman
Sidney Mitchell
Sidney is a real character and despite his age still holds some very vivid memories of his time in the Signals including his call up.
6
Major General - Major General
Sir Peter Downward
Major General Sir Peter Downward spent almost 58 years in uniform. From the Rhine Crossing to the Berlin Airlift, Korea and Aden
10
Spitfire pilot - Spitfire pilot
St Edmunds School
Lovely film of the day when Brian Bird went back to his old school to share some of his experiences as an RAF Spitfire pilot. It seemed appropriate...
0
Bomb Aimer - Bomb Aimer
Stamper Metcalf
Stamper signs up for Bomber Command.
7
Signaller - Signaller
Stan Bowyer
During World War Two, Stan Bowyer served with the 49th Infantry Division, also known as the Polar Bears.
6
Radar Rating - Radar Rating
Stan Hoare
Stan Hoare was one of a series of Veterans we interviewed when we visited the Royal Naval Benevolent Trust’s Care Home, Pembroke House in Gillingham.
8
Pilot - Pilot
Stan Hope
Stan Hope was an RAF evader on the Comète Line. After travelling through Belgium [with help] he eventually reached the Pyrenees before being captured
5
Ocean Rescue - Ocean Rescue
Stan Overend
Stan Overend always believed he had salt in his veins so he was gutted when he was unable to join the Navy and had to settle for the RAF.
6
Armourer - Armourer
Stan White
Stan White served in the Fleet Air Arm. In this interview he talks predominantly about his time in Korea onboard the carrier HMS Unicorn.
3
Sapper - Sapper
Stanley Bond
Stanley Bond was a Lance Corporal with the Royal Engineers and was with 105 Corp Field Park Company during the Normandy Campaign.
3
Air Gunner - Air Gunner
Stanley David
Stanley David completed over 50 operations in the RAF as an Air Gunner between January and November 1944, and encountered a few scary situations.
7
Lance Corporal - Lance Corporal
Stanley George Little
"Listen to my amazing audio recording by clicking on the link on the right"
0
Soldier - Soldier
Stephen Murtagh
Stephen Murtagh was serving as a dog handler in 5 Rifles when he lost his leg to an IED in Afghanistan. He was just 20 years of age.
5
all types - all types
Stoll sheltered housing
This is a snapshot of some of the remarkable veterans we interiewed at Stoll. The project, funded by the Armed Forces Community Covenant enabled....
0
Home Front - Home Front
Sydney Adlam
Sydney Adlam was a member of the Auxiliary Unit. They were a secret resistance network of highly trained volunteers.
3
Telegraphist - Telegraphist
Ted Baker
The war was pretty grim for Ted Baker and he saw some difficult things during his time as a telegraphist and cypher officer in the Royal Navy.
6
Soldier - Soldier
Ted Bootle
As part of the Royal Army Service Corp Ted Bootle was involved in the movement of key Allied goods including food, ammunition and medical supplies.
1
Signaller - Signaller
Ted Dixon
In the Royal Signals Ted Dixon had a busy time during the war. Here he tells us about the secrecy surrounding the cypher men he worked with.
1
Boy Seaman - Boy Seaman
Ted Hoskins
Ted Hoskins served in the Royal Navy as a Sick Berth Attendant. Whilst the risk of injury to himself was relatively low, it did not protect him
2
Major - Major
Ted Hunt
At 91 Ted amazed us all with his encyclopaedic memory of his time as 2nd in command of 15 Rhino LST landing crafts on D Day.
6
Fleet Air Arm - Fleet Air Arm
Ted Verbiest
Ted is the first to admit he had a lovely war. He was one of the first in line when the recruiting office opened he found himself shipped to Cape Town
4
Aircraftman - Aircraftman
Terence Crowley
Terry Crowley gives a great account of his time as an RAF Engine Fitter on the Berlin Airlift.
8
Pilot - Pilot
Terence Kane
Terence Kane gives an amazing account of his short Fighter career in the RAF. Short because he was on shot down over the English Channel
8
Tank Co-Driver - Tank Co-Driver
Terry Carroll
When Terry opted to join the Dragoons over the RAF and the Navy he hadn't expected to find himself in Flail Tank creating a safe path off Juno beach.
6
Pilot - Pilot
Tiger Moth Reunion
Former Spitfire Pilot Brian Bird heads back to the aerodrome where it all started.
0
Gunner - Gunner
Tom Cromie
Tom Cromie served as a dispatch rider for the Royal Artillery during the D-Day landings… he was lucky to survive the landing because...
4
Ground Crew - Ground Crew
Tom Henshaw
Tom Henshaw gives a frank and detailed interview about his military service on the Berlin Airlift. He was a National Serviceman and based at Wunstorf.
11
Sunderland Pilot, 230 Squadron - Sunderland Pilot, 230 Squadron
Tom Holland
Tom Holland gives an outstanding account of his life as a pilot in the RAF. He has a long and varied career but it’s his stint on the Berlin Airlift
7
Battle of Britain pilot - Battle of Britain pilot
Tom Neil
Tom was just 19 when he piloted his Hurricane in the Battle of Britain. He then went onto Malta where conditions were far worse for him.
9
Soldier - Soldier
Tom Renouf
In the Second World War Tom Renouf served with the Black Watch. As a front line infantry man who was involved in intense fighting in Normandy
15
Air Gunner - Air Gunner
Tommy Thomas
Flying Officer J.A. ‘Tommy’ Thomas initially trained in 1941/2 as a winch operator on Fairy Battles and Lysanders.
9
Pilot - Pilot
Tony Iveson
Tony Iveson gives an amazing account of his distinguished career in the RAF. He was one of the few pilots to fly in both fighter and bomber command
7
Soldier - Soldier
Tony Martin
Whether is was protecting Britain’s important targets from German bombers or creating crash strips for damaged planes.
5
Pilot - Pilot
Tony Pickering
Tony was a pilot in 501 Squadron. He was 19 when he flew his first sortie in the Battle of Britain and this was after just a few practice flights.
7
WAAF - WAAF
Vera Morgan
Vera Morgan worked in an ammunition factory and as it was a reserved occupation, she almost never made it to the WAAF.
3
Seaman - Seaman
Vic Bignall
Vic Bignall joined Royal Navy during World War II and found himself on LCT 2453 for the D-Day landings.
6
Driver - Driver
Vic Mackenzie
Viv Mackenzie was a driver in the Royal Army Service Corps [RASC] Hi job was to transport ammunition and keep in close support of the tanks and...
1
Naval Engineer - Naval Engineer
Vic Ould
Vic Ould gives a fascinating account of his life aboard Destroyer HMS Carron. She was involved in ensuring safe passage of the Troop ship 'Monsters'.
12
Leading Wireman - Leading Wireman
Wally Beall
Wally Beall joined the Royal Navy in 1943 and served as a Wireman/Electrician on LCT836.
3
Trooper - Trooper
Wally Fuller
On D-Day, Wally Fuller was a Gunner with the 4th Royal Tank Regiment. On the 8th June, 1944 he landed on Gold Beach.
4
Royal Marine Commando - Royal Marine Commando
Walter Irish
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
6
Intelligence Officer - Intelligence Officer
Walter Marshall
Walter Marshall was a submarine intelligence officer who, prior to D-Day, spent time on the Normandy beaches carrying out intelligence.
2
Movie - Movie
Who Do You Think They Were?
A very rare interview recording of three surviving Veterans of the Great War.
1
Fitter - Fitter
William Ball
William Ball gives a great account of his life as an Aircraft Fitter with 77 Squadron on the Berlin Airlift.
5
Stoker - Stoker
William Jenkins
William Jenkins gives a true sailors account of his service at sea. Rude, with plenty of humour and bad language it's both hilarious and brutal...
10
Royal Marine - Royal Marine
William Seldon
Bill Sheldon was one of a number of Naval Veterans we interviewed at the Royal Naval Benevolent Trust’s, Pembroke House.
6
Seaman - Seaman
William Sheppard
William Sheppard provides a detailed and interesting account of his time as a Gunner on the mine sweeper HMS Onyx.
6
Pilot - Pilot
William Walker
William Walker was the oldest surviving veteran of the Battle of Britain.
4
Wireless Operator - Wireless Operator
Yvonne Baseden
Yvonne was a WAAF and a FANY. She had Anglo-French parentage and was bi-lingual which was great attraction to SOE.
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