Jim Selway was a Captain in the Royal Tank Regiment. Born in 1928 he was an evacuee and then educated at Millhill School in North London and subsequently Sandhurst. He arrived in Korea in December 1952 and within 24 hours was in battle stations on the frontline. Recalled with emotion and humour, Jim provides some great anecdotes about his personal experiences.
Women’s Royal Army Corps
George Hodkinson was awarded a Distinguished Conduct Medal [D.C.M.] for his bravery in keeping the North Koreans at bay during a snatch raid called Pimlico. He was badly hurt, knocked unconscious and taken prisoner.
Born Emily Joan Williams and having witnessed the enormous devastation of the Liverpool Blitz, it was inevitable that Joan would want to do her bit for the war effort. She joined the Wrens in 1943 and served as a Teleprinter Operator in Londonderry, Ireland. It’s an amusing interview which clearly demonstrates Joan’s zest for life.