• Navy 3 videos

    Ernest “Joe” Pallent

    Sub-Lieutenant “Joe” Pallent RNVR was 21 years old on D-Day. His flotilla of Royal Navy LCAs carried American soldiers of the US...

  • Navy 5 videos

    Hilaire Benbow

    Sub-Lieutenant Hilaire Benbow RNVR was only 19 years old on D-Day. His Royal Navy LCA carried US Rangers from HMS Prince Charles...

  • Navy 5 videos

    Pam Torrens

    Pam Torrens was a special duties Naval linguist based primarily at Abott's Cliff and Ventnor. Trained at Southfields in London, her job...

  • 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 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...

  • Civilian 8 videos

    Ernest Edwards

    Ernest Edwards gives an interesting account of his time in the NAFFI. He served on HMS Orion a ship he has great...

  • 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 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...

  • 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 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...

  • Army 9 videos

    George Batts

    George Batts talks candidly about his life as a Corporal with the Royal Engineers. By his own admission he was daft to...

  • Navy 5 videos

    John Shine

    On D-Day John Shine was the 21 year old stoker of LCT1123, a 57th Flotilla Royal Navy tank landing craft which carried...

  • 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 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 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 8 videos

    Walter Soper

    Walter Soper provides a great interview, full of wit and honesty about his service with numerous Regiments during the second World War.

  • Army 7 videos

    Vernon Jones

    Vernon Jones served with the 1st Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. He provides a fascinating and honest account of his time in...

  • Navy 6 videos

    Harold Addie

    Harold Addie gives an emotional account of his time as a Wireman on LCT501. Early on D-Day, they were responsible for landing...

  • Army 8 videos

    Albert Figg

    Albert Figg was well respected for his work in focusing attention to the devastating battle of Hill 112.  He joined the This...

  • Army 10 videos

    Reg Charles

    Reg Charles provides an outstanding account of his time in the 1st Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Although he missed...

  • Navy 7 videos

    Alan Johnson.

    Alan Johnson provides league with an in-depth and often times, entertaining interview about his time in the Royal Navy.  He served on...

  • Army 8 videos

    John Sleep

    John Sleep gives an emotional account of his Second World War service. He served with the Royal Berkshires, the Parachute Regiment and...

  • Army 19 videos

    Henri Diacono

    Henri Diacono was of Maltese parentage but born in Algiers. After SOE training at Thame Park (near Oxford) as a wireless operator, he...

  • Civilian 24 videos

    Bob Moloubier

    In this revealing interview, the world renowned saboteur and weapons trainer, Bob Maloubier shares detail about his life in SOE, Force 136...

  • 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...

  • Navy 6 videos

    George Payne

    George Payne provides an interesting account of his time as an Aircraft handler onboard the converted banana boat, the Attacker-class escort aircraft...

  • Navy 6 videos

    Pam Harding

    Pam Harding was a Special Duties Linguist. Her job was to intercept, copy and pass on German Naval radio transmissions to Station...

  • Navy 12 videos

    Fanny Hugill

    Fanny Hugill recounts a remarkable service as a Third Officer Wren. She worked closely with Admiral Ramsay on the planning for D-Day....

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