Bernard BarkerOn the last day of the war, Bernard witnessed an amazing moment. Check his ace photo of his tank.
Bernard Barker – Film 1Bernard Barker never wanted to be a marching man and when he got his papers he joined the 1st Royal Tank Regiment. He gained as a Centurion tank driver and provides some detail about the job. He joined the regiment Belsen, Germany before heading to Korea. 1RTR arrived in December and conditions were harsh. Especially on the Hook
Bernard Barker – Film 2Bernard recalls how the tanks were an obvious target. As driver, his John when in static positions was to pass the explosives to the gunners. This meant he was outside the tank and in a very vulnerable position.
Bernard Barker – Film 3Bernard recalls a ceasefire on the Hook after the battle ended. From their position they could see the Chinese. He goes on to talk about the various roles of the men in the Centurion.
On the last day of the war, Bernard witnessed an amazing moment. Check his ace photo of his tank.