• 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....

  • Navy 6 videos

    Marsie Taylor

    Marsie Taylor worked as a Wren Writer initially at Norfolk House in central London and then at Southwark in Portsmouth. Her work...

  • 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

    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...

  • Navy 7 videos

    Jonni Berfield

    Jonni Berfield was a coder for the Royal Navy. She was working in Plymouth when the Scharnhorst was sunk and recalls the...

  • Navy 7 videos

    Colette Cook

    Colette Cook gives an entertaining account of her time as a Wren. She had a few scrapes and went on to become...

  • 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 8 videos

    John Edwards

    John Edwards gives a great account of his 5 years as an apprentice in the merchant navy. Witnessing ships sinking all around...

  • 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 10 videos

    William Jenkins

    William Jenkins gives a hilariously frank account of his service on HMS Emerald and HMS Musketeer. Rude in places with some startling...

  • 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

    Charles Chirgwin

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

  • Airforce 5 videos

    Michael Wainwright

    Michael Wainwright is one of the Battle of Britain fighter pilots we filmed with the help of the Roger De Haan trust...

  • 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 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 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 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

    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

    Joe Pitcher

    Joe Pitcher was a DEMS gunner on many Merchant ships. That he survived was more down to luck than judgment but it...

  • 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...

  • Army 8 videos

    Jean Argles

    Jean Argles worked as a Cipher Operator in the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY). In this fascinating and detailed interview she reflects...

  • Army 9 videos

    Alan Guy

    Alan Guy served with the Royal Army Medical Corps and his responsibility was to look after the general health of the soldiers....

  • 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 5 videos

    Peter Ford

    Peter Ford served in the armed forces as a Driver in the Royal Army Service Corp. He was fleet of foot and...

  • Army 14 videos

    Harry Verlander

    Harry Verlander as a Wireless operator for Jedburgh team 'Harold'. After D-Day he parachuted into France as the radio operator of one of...

  • Airforce 6 videos

    Mary Overill

    Mary Overill gives a wonderful interview about her life with the WAAF. As a Devonian, country girl, the war provided opportunities and...

  • Army 6 videos

    George Foggo

    George Foggo worked in Bomb Disposal for the Royal Engineers.  His expertise came in useful when he was required to help destroy...

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