• Navy 5 videos

    Joan Endersby

    One of the most hilarious interviews I’ve ever recorded. Joan was such a fun lady to spend time with.

  • Navy 14 videos

    Edward Wells

    Ted Wells provides a fascinating and detailed account of his lengthy spell at sea on numerous ships during the Second World War....

  • Civilian 14 videos

    Daphne Park

     Daphne Margaret Sybil Désirée Park, Baroness Park of Monmouth  joined the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY) in 1943.  During the selection process...

  • Navy 6 videos

    William Sheppard

    William Sheppard provides a detailed and interesting account of his time as a Gunner on the mine sweeper HMS Onyx. 

  • Navy 5 videos

    Betty Dobson

    Betty Dobson provides some wonderful colour to her interview which details her life as a Leading Wren in Donibristle, Scotland.

  • Navy 4 videos

    Gladys Yates

    We met Gladys when she visited the Luton primary school as part of the education we’re creating around the significance of the...

  • Navy 7 videos

    Joan Field

    Joan Field was a WREN stationed at a very remote signal station overlooking the Firth of Lorne in Scotland. Her job was...

  • Navy 7 videos

    Megan Moir

    Megan Moir was a Wren Writer onboard the exercise training ship HMS Philante. Originally the millionaire Sir Tommy Sopwith’s private yacht it...

  • Navy 7 videos

    Pat Jarvis

    When war broke out there was only ever going to be one service for Pat Jarvis. In her interview she shares some...

  • 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 9 videos

    Irene Bellamy

    Irene Bellamy provides an entertaining and detailed account of her service in the Wrens.  Before D-Day had even taken place, she was...

  • Navy 7 videos

    Fred Estall

    Fred Estall gives a good account of his life as a Gunner onboard a Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships [DEMS]. Unlike other navvy...

  • 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 12 videos

    Cornelius Snelling

    Cornelius Snelling served on the Black Swan-class sloop HMS Wildgoose. The Wildgoose was one of several ships that took part in the...

  • 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

    Charles Chirgwin

    RMS Queen Elizabeth was one of the very first Merchant ships to be fitted with the then highly secretive RADAR [Queen Mary...

  • Navy 5 videos

    George Floyd

    George Floyd was a [LSA ] Leading Stores Assistant on the frigate HMS Loring. Despite action in the Atlantic and some close...

  • 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...

  • Navy 8 videos

    Bill Churchill

    Bill Churchill provides a detailed account of his life aboard the HMS Malcolm and HMS Ajax. The two ships provided him with...

  • Civilian 5 videos

    Rodney Newnham

    Rodney Newham lives in the RNBT’s Pembroke House in Gillingham. In the war he worked as a boiler maker in the Chatham...

  • Navy 5 videos

    John Woodward

    John Woodward worked on a Minesweeper during WWII. Operating out of the Thames estuary his skipper was a wily fellow who used...

  • 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...

  • Navy 9 videos

    Edward Rogers

    Ted Rogers sailed was an apprentice boy when he set sail with the Merchant navy. On his first voyage a U-boat attack...

  • Navy 11 videos

    John Roche

    John Roche served on HMS Renown throughout most of the war. He gives a fabulous account of himself and provides a fascinating...

  • Airforce 6 videos

    Ken French

    Ken is one of those increasingly rare birds, a Bomber Command Navigator. What makes his story all the more remarkable is that...

  • 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 7 videos

    Pat Massett

    Patricia Massett was a Morse Operator who was stationed at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Her task was to identify individual...

  • 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...

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