Ken Plowmanby Ken Plowman
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Dennis Grogan talks in detail about his time with 1903 Air Observation Corps. These flights, were equipped with Austers, and operated from an airstrip which was constructed for them by Canadian Army Engineers prior to their arrival in Korea. It's a great account about a little known chapter of the Korean War.
Wing Commander Tim Elkington was firtunate to survive the Second World war as a fighter pilot. In additon to being shot out of the sky over the English Channel during the Battle of Britain, he also flew off Mac ships, Aircraft Carriers and saw action in Russia and India. It's a remarkable testament, from a remarkably modest man.
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 Legasee and Stoll to highlight the stories of the veterans living in the Hammersmith and Distrcit areas. If you don't know them, Stoll is a leading Veterans’ charity and Housing Association that has been helping ex-Service personnel since 1916. It provides safe, high quality housing and access to services that enable vulnerable and disabled Veterans in need of support to live fulfilling, independent lives.
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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. Serving withe the 22nd Royal Dragoons he experienced some terrifying moments and confesses that he was extremely fortunate to survive.
John Bowler was a National Service 2nd Lieutenant with the 1st Battalion The Welch Regiment when he went to Korea. He gives a fantastic account of his life on the front line and details various contacts with the enemy including the occasion where he earned a Military Cross for bravery. This epic interview lasts nearly two hours but is split into chronological sub sections.