• 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

    William Sheppard

    William Sheppard provides a detailed and interesting account of his time as a Gunner on the mine sweeper HMS Onyx. 

  • 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 7 videos

    Jim Dimond

    Jim Dimond joined the Royal Navy in 1942. He had an eventful career which included a torpedo sinking, a stint onboard a...

  • 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 7 videos

    Fred Estall

    Fred Estall gives a good account of his life as a Gunner onboard a Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships [DEMS]. Unlike other navvy...

  • 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 7 videos

    Dick West

    Dick West gives a brilliant account of his life as an Engine Room Artificer on HMS Sheffield. One of the highlights is...

  • 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 11 videos

    James Pitts

    James Pitts provides a fascinating and detailed account of his life as an Fleet Air Arm Air Gunner with 856 Squadron. He...

  • Navy 7 videos

    Alfred Fowler

    Alfred ‘Chick’ Fowler gives a very detailed account of his time spent as a Stoker on HMS Sheffield. 

  • 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...

  • Navy 5 videos

    George Floyd

    George Floyd was a [LSA ] Leading Stores Assistant on the frigate HMS Loring. Despite action in the Atlantic and some close...

  • 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 7 videos

    Alex Owens

    Alex Owens provides a classic story of life at sea for a young man who wanted to do his bit. Like the...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 5 videos

    Gordon Hooton

    Gordon ran away from home and the Navy and the opportunity to travel was a natural calling for him. He provides an...

  • 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 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 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...

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