• Navy 8 videos

    David Craig

    David Craig provides a fantastic account of his time as a Radio Operator on the Merchant Ship, the Dover Hill. His recollection...

  • Civilian 8 videos

    Ernest Edwards

    Ernest Edwards gives an interesting account of his time in the NAFFI. He served on HMS Orion a ship he has great...

  • Navy 8 videos

    Doug Joyce

    Doug Joyce served on the heavy cruiser, HMS London. In July 1942 the ship was providing distant cover to the PQ17 convoy...

  • Navy 7 videos

    Harry Allen

    Harry Allen was a boy sailor when he joined HMS Jamaica. He sailed on the Russian Convoys and recalls the battle with...

  • Navy 7 videos

    Alfred Fowler

    Alfred ‘Chick’ Fowler gives a very detailed account of his time spent as a Stoker on HMS Sheffield. 

  • Navy 10 videos

    Frank Jones

    Frank Jones was a Leading Seaman who gives a great account of his service on HMS Bermuda. She was involved in more...

  • Navy 7 videos

    Alex Owens

    Alex Owens provides a classic story of life at sea for a young man who wanted to do his bit. Like the...

  • Civilian 8 videos

    Joy Lofthouse

    Joy Lofthouse flew Spitfires with the ATA during WWII. In her interview she shares details about her training, her ambitions in life...

  • Airforce 7 videos

    Patrick Hollins

    Coastal Command was originally formed to protect convoys and Allied supply ships from attack from the enemy.

  • Navy 9 videos

    Mervyn Salter

    Mervyn Salter gives a great account of his life at sea on HMS Saumerz. Operating in both the Arctic and the Pacific...

  • Navy 8 videos

    Albert Malin

    From loading LCTs on the build up to D Day, to being adrift in the Barents Sea on Convoy RA63, Albert Malin...

  • Navy 12 videos

    Vic Ould

    Vic Ould was a Radar Op on the Destroyer HMS Carron. He provides a very detailed account of the various operations he...

  • Navy 10 videos

    Jack Thomas

    Jack Thomas provides a brilliant account of his service as a Fleet Air Arm pilot with 836 Squadron. He survived numerous crashes...

  • Navy 9 videos

    Alec ‘Ernest’ Kellaway

    Alec Kellaway began his career in the Royal Navy aboard the ill-fated HMS Hood. He is one of the few veterans we've...

  • Navy 2 videos

    Ted Hoskins

    Ted Hoskins served in the Royal Navy as a Sick Berth Attendant. Whilst the risk of injury to himself was relatively low,...

  • Army 15 videos

    Tom Renouf

    In the Second World War Tom Renouf served with the Black Watch. As a front line infantry man who was involved in...

  • Navy 7 videos

    Doug Shelley

    Doug is a proud Chatham Rating who experiences the best and worst of the Port division. Drafted to the M-Class destroyer HMS...

  • Navy 6 videos

    Dennis Whitehead

    Dennis Whitehead served on the C-Class Destroyer, HMS Cassandra. It’s hard to determine if it was good or bad luck that was...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Army 9 videos

    Richard Donovan

    Richard Donovan gives an detailed account of his military service with the Royal Welch Regiment in the 1950’s. It starts with a...

  • 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 13 videos

    Guy Eddy

    Having witnessed nuclear testing on Christmas Island it’s remarkable that at the age of 92 Guy Eddy was able to provide us...

  • 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 5 videos

    William Ball

    William Ball gives a great account of his life as an Aircraft Fitter with 77 Squadron on the Berlin Airlift. He's also...

  • Army 5 videos

    Steve Jackson

    Stephen Jackson gives an emotional account of his service with the Northumberland Fusiliers during the Aden Emergency.

  • Airforce 6 videos

    Stan Overend

    Stan Overend always believed he had salt in his veins so he was gutted when he was unable to join the Navy...

  • 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...

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