• Civilian 9 videos

    Len Hurst

    Len Hurst was working with Southend Airways when the Berlin Airlift started. He gives an interesting perspective on the largest humanitarian airlift...

  • Airforce 7 videos

    John Eddy

    John Eddy was an RAF Pilot on the Berlin Airlift. On one flight into Lubeck he misjudges his approach and clips the...

  • Airforce 8 videos

    Terence Crowley

    Terry Crowley gives a great account of his time as an RAF Engine Fitter on the Berlin Airlift.

  • Army 10 videos

    Sir Peter Downward

    Major General Sir Peter Downward spent almost 58 years in uniform. From the Rhine Crossing to the Berlin Airlift, Korea and Aden...

  • Army 6 videos

    John Aitken

    John Aitken was with Air Dispatch on the Berlin Airlift. He gives a modest account of his service but sees first hand...

  • Airforce 13 videos

    Bob Brand

    Bob Brand had a remarkable career in aviation. Starting out in the RAF he finds himself on Sunderland Flying Boats and enjoys...

  • Airforce 8 videos

    Clifford Thomas

    Clifford Thomas served as a clerk with the RAF and was stationed at several airfields throughout Germany during the Berlin Airlift.

  • Army 3 videos

    Basil Chambers

    Basil Chambers was sent to Berlin, Germany with the Royal Norfolk Regiment. He’s in the country when the Russians blockade the city...

  • Army 7 videos

    Peter Matthews

    Peter Matthews served with the Queens Royal Regiment and found himself on Operation Plainfare [the Berlin Airlift]. He reflects on it as...

  • Airforce 8 videos

    Larry Lamb

    Air Vice Marshal Larry Lamb gives a superb account of his 36 year RAF career. Watch out for stories on the Berlin...

  • Airforce 4 videos

    Albert Kingham

    Albert Kingham gives a humorous account of his life as a young man in the ATC. Stationed at RAF Oakington he was...

  • Airforce 6 videos

    Ken Weaden

    On the Berlin Airlift, Ken Weaden flew 290 return trips to Gatow based on a shift system which could have started any...

  • Airforce 5 videos

    John Whitlock

    John Whitlock gives an engaging interview about his time as a Wireless mechanic on the Berlin Airlift. Listen out for his story...

  • Airforce 7 videos

    John Collier

    In 1948 John Collier found himself driving lorries on an airbase in Germany called Wunstorf. It was one of the RAF bases...

  • Army 11 videos

    Tom Henshaw

    Tom Henshaw gives a frank and detailed interview about his military service on the Berlin Airlift. He was a National Serviceman and...

  • Airforce 6 videos

    Garry Garretts

    Squadron Leader Garry Garretts flew on the Berlin Airlift as part of a 30 year RAF career. Check his photos. He later...

  • Airforce 6 videos

    Bill Evans

    Bill Evans gives a great interview about his time on the Berlin Airlift. His is a story like many National Serviceman. At...

  • Airforce 5 videos

    Gordon Ainscough

    When Gordon Ainscough was called for National Service he had no idea what he'd be doing. Gordon did the Berlin Airlift and...

  • Airforce 7 videos

    Sam Pover

    Sam Pover was a civilian Navigator on the Berlin Airlift. He'd already seen similar action during the partition of the British Indian...

  • Airforce 4 videos

    Leo Hatcher

    Leo gives a superb, detailed account of his time as a rigger on Sunderland Flying boats on the Berlin Airlift. Flying with...

  • Airforce 6 videos

    Laurence Kennedy

    On the Berlin Airlift, Lawrence Kennedy was a Navigator with 18 Squadron, Transport Command. In the early days of the Airlift flight...

  • Airforce 3 videos

    Gwyn Hughes

    Gwyn Hughes was a Flight Engineer with 77 Squadron Bomber Command. After the war he found himself in transport command and ended...

  • Airforce 7 videos

    Dick Arscott

    Group Captain Dick Arscott gives a detailed and lucid account of his memoirs as a pilot with 48 squadron on the Berlin...

  • Airforce 5 videos

    Dan Hall

    On the Berlin Airlift, Dan Hall worked on GCA, a Ground Control Approach radar system. In 1949, Gatow was the world’s busiest...

  • Army 7 videos

    Bill Campbell

    Bill Campbell was a 19 year old Load Master on the Berlin Airlift. He served with the 1st Battalion the Black Watch....

  • Airforce 5 videos

    Sid and Jim

    Sid Parsonage and Jim Weston first met each other on the Berlin Airlift in 1948. 65 years later they reminisce about their...

  • Airforce 7 videos

    Tom Holland

    Tom Holland gives an outstanding account of his life as a pilot in the RAF. He has a long and varied career...

  • Airforce 6 videos

    John Curtiss

    Like many men on the Berlin Airlift, Sir John Curtiss had bombed Germany during WWII. In 1948 he found himself in close...

  • Airforce 10 videos

    Dr Joyce Hargrave-Wright

    Joyce was a naive 20 year old when she was sent to Bad Eilsen in Germany to work at the Berlin Air...

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