• Navy 14 videos

    Admiral William O’Brien

    Admiral Sir William O’Brien provides Legasee with a wonderful interview about his distinguished Naval career. He was involved in many significant moments...

  • 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 4 videos

    Ralph Tyrrell

    Ralph Tyrell gives an amazing account of life as a 20 year old bomb aimer. '..it was my job to go and...

  • 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 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.

  • Army 8 videos

    Susie King

    Susie King is a Captain in the Royal Signals. She provides a detailed account on her service as an instructor at a...

  • Army 4 videos

    Ken Jones

    Ken Jones provides a detailed, and at times amusing, account of his time in Korea as an Artisan Sergeant attached to The...

  • Army 6 videos

    Bob Gill

    Bob Gill served  in the Manchester Regiment in 1947.   and  following  demobilisation  joined the Regular Army Reserve of Officers.  In August...

  • Airforce 8 videos

    Yvonne Baseden

    Yvonne was a WAAF and a FANY. She had Anglo-French parentage and was bi-lingual which was great attraction to SOE. She was...

  • Army 5 videos

    Sid Ellis

    Sid Ellis served  as a nursing orderly with the Royal medical Corp.   He recalls in detail the relentless number of casualties...

  • 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...

  • Army 8 videos

    John Mitchell

    John Mictchell provides a detailed interview of his life in the Royal Signals. On D-Day he landed on Juno beach and was...

  • Army 4 videos

    Percy Lewis

    Percy Lewis experienced so much during the war, from the cold of the Scottish shores to injury to capture by the Germans.

  • Army 6 videos

    Harry Rawlins

    Harry felt it was a great honour to fight for King and country. Although he found much was different between the stories...

  • Army 11 videos

    George Talbot

    George Talbot provides one of the great personal battle accounts of the Second World War. From Normandy to the Rhine he recalls...

  • 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 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...

  • Airforce 8 videos

    Terence Crowley

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

  • 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...

  • Airforce 6 videos

    Geoff Smith

    Geoff Smith is the current Chairman of the British Berlin Airlift Association and is a font of knowledge on all things Operation...

  • 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...

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