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.
Fanny was interviewed in August 2015. She passed away on 28th September, 2023
In the Second World War, Frank Ashleigh was a glider pilot with A Squadron, The Glider Pilot Regiment.
Stuart Holmes flew Sunderland Flying boats with 205 Squadron during the Korean war. He provides a lot of interesting detail about his life at Iwakuni.