• 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Civilian 4 videos

    Doreen Page

    In 1944, Doreen Page was studying German at London university. When her call up papers came through, language skills were in high...

  • Civilian 4 videos

    Elizabeth Ward

    Elizabeth Ward talks about her journey to become a member of the FANY, including details of her previous career and her training...

  • Airforce 5 videos

    John Perkins

    On the Berlin Airlift John Perkins worked in security at the Gatow Airfield. He was then sent to Fassberg where he was...

  • 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...

  • Army 7 videos

    Freddie Montgomery

    After her military service with the Women's Royal Auxiliary Service, Freddie Montgomery served as a Minister.  In her interview she gives a...

  • Airforce 7 videos

    Gerald White

    As Technical Adjutant at RAF Gatow, Gerald White gives a unique personal insight into life on the Berlin Airlift.

  • 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...

  • Army 7 videos

    Jean Eastham

    Jean Eastham was lucky to survive the Birmingham Blitz. In this fascinating interview she recalls how she felt to be on the...

  • 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 6 videos

    David Edwards

    When the the Russians blockaded Berlin in 1948, one astute man calculated that supplies could be air-lifted in to the city. His...

  • Airforce 8 videos

    Ronald Pickersgill

    Ronald Pickersgill was a National Serviceman stationed in Wunstorf Germany when the Russians blockaded the city of Berlin. Within weeks he had...

  • 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...

  • Airforce 5 videos

    Alec Chambers

    Alec Chambers gives an interesting account of life as a Flight Refueler on the Berlin Airlift.

  • 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...

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