• 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Navy 7 videos

    James Bisiker

    Jimmy Bisiker was a Royal Marine with 40 Commando in 1947/48. He gives a great account of his service and recalls the...

  • 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...

  • Army 6 videos

    Mike Mogridge

    Mike Mogridge was an Infantryman with the with the Royal Fusiliers [London Regiment]. He provides a detailed and lucid account of his...

  • 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 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.

  • 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...

  • 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 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 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...

  • Army 12 videos

    Freddie Hunn

    Freddie Hunn gives one of the best accounts of the Second World war that Legasee have been fortunate enough to record. In...

  • 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...

  • Navy 6 videos

    Alan Lloyd

    Alan Lloyd served as a Radio Electrical Artificer for 24 years on a number of ships including the Navy's Flagship, HMS Ark...

  • Army 9 videos

    Fred Millward

    Fred Millward was in the famed 9th Battalion, the Parachute Regiment and took part in the Assault of the Merville Battery. It...

  • Army 9 videos

    Eric Downing

    Eric Downing provides a rare and often times emotional insight into the role of a Gunner on a Flail tank during the...

  • Airforce 7 videos

    Gerald White

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Civilian 6 videos

    Muriel Joy

    Muriel Joy was one of a number of Naval Veterans we interviewed at the Royal Naval Benevolent Trust’s, Pembroke House. She provides...

  • 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...

  • Army 9 videos

    John Skene

    John Skene served with the Gloucester’s during World War II. During his time he prepared invasion defences along the Yorkshire coast, helped...

Legasee is one of the first consolidated attempts to document the war-time experiences of men and women who have served their country.  While remembrance ceremonies and battle anniversaries are regularly reported on TV,  this coverage rarely focuses on veterans’ personal experiences for more than a few seconds and is of limited value as an educational tool or a record of individual achievement. Legasee aims to cover military life in much more depth by focusing on personal stories and viewpoints. If you think this work is important, please consider a donation. PLEASE DONATE NOW