Sidney Mitchell"Sidney Mitchell was one of the first veterans we ever interviewed. His memories of the Battle of Crete shocked me at the time."
Sidney Mitchell – Royal Corps of SignalsSidney is a real character and despite his age still holds some very vivid memories of his time in the Signals including his call up...
Sidney Mitchell 2 of 6At 92, Sidney still remembers his Morse Code, and recalls his trip on the troopship around Africa to get to his first posting in Egypt.
Sidney Mitchell 3 of 6On arriving in Egypt, Sidney went straight into action to stop the Italians from taking Cairo. He then goes on the talk about the action he experienced in Tubruk and how the vehicle in front of him hit a mine.
Sidney Mitchell 4 of 6Sidney tell us, We had to win that war. It was a war worth fighting.... or the world would have been a very different place. he then goes onto to talk in graphic detail about the Battle for Crete.
Sidney Mitchell 5 of 6In the battle to defend Crete, Sidney laughs, A German Messerschmitt was so low I could almost touch it and explains how the sky was black with German planes dropping their Paratroopers before the hand-to-hand fighting started.
“Sidney Mitchell was one of the first veterans we ever interviewed. His memories of the Battle of Crete shocked me at the time.”