• 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 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 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 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...

  • Army 12 videos

    George Reynolds

    George Reynolds was captured during the fall of Singapore and sent to work in the copper mines at Kinkaseki in Taiwan. In...

  • 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

    Margery Draper

    Margery gives an outstanding account of her wartime memories. She was incredibly fortunate to survive the Devonport blitz and describes in detail...

  • 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...

  • Airforce 6 videos

    Lyle Thomson

    Lyle recounts his distinguished career in the RAF from the fifties through to the Falklands. His focus is on his time in...

  • Airforce 7 videos

    Tony Iveson

    Tony Iveson gives a truly amazing account of his distinguished career in the RAF. He was one of the few pilots to...

  • Airforce 11 videos

    Fred Danckwardt

    During World War II, Fred Danckwardt survived 45 Operations with Bomber Command. He then returned to help on the Berlin Airlift. He...

  • Airforce 10 videos

    Jimmy Taylor

    Fantastic interview with Spitfire photo reconnaissance pilot who survives an engine failure over Holland.

  • Navy 8 videos

    Stan Hoare

    Stan Hoare was one of a series of Veterans we interviewed when we visited the Royal Naval Benevolent Trust’s Care Home, Pembroke...

  • Navy 7 videos

    Patricia Parker

    Patricia Parker was a WREN based at HMS Ceres in Wetherby during WWII. To this day she still feels a sense of...

  • 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...

  • Airforce 7 videos

    Brian Bird

    One of the few surviving WWII pilots to have flown both the Hurricane and the Spitfire. Brian has all his faculties and...

  • Army 8 videos

    Bill Ward

    Bill was in the Kings Own Scottish Borders. He landed on Sword Beach and recalls in vivid detail the landings, the bombing...

  • Navy 6 videos

    Dorothy Brewer

    Dorothy Brewer was an Aircraft Fitter with the Fleet Air Arm. Despite a huge loss early in her life she is a...

  • Army 9 videos

    Emma Couper

    Captain Emma Couper did two tours of Afghanistan including a deployment with 3 Para on the inaugural Helmand Tour in 2007. She...

  • 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...

  • Army 8 videos

    Jennifer Jones

    Jennifer Jones was a Captain in the 4th Regiment The Royal Artillery where she served in Germany, Lebanon and Afghanistan. Her time...

  • 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...

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