• Army 6 videos

    Bill Hurst

    Like most young men of his generation Bill Hurst joined the army as a National Serviceman.  Badged 1st Kings Liverpool Regiment he...

  • Army 4 videos

    John Lincoln

    John Lincoln was working in his father’s funeral parlour when he was called to do his national service.  His day job proved...

  • Army 4 videos

    Michael Fryer

    Michael specialised in bomb disposal whilst in the Royal Engineers. It could have been quite different but his name went against him…....

  • Army 7 videos

    Gilbert Beck

    Military bands have had a long association with the game of football…

  • Army 12 videos

    Tom Howard

    A truly remarkable individual who provides a genuinely fascinating interview for any military enthusiast. He also shares some interesting photos of the...

  • Army 7 videos

    Eddie Pickering

    In 1982 Major Eddie Pickering became the Bandmaster of the Cheshire Regiment having served in Germany and Northern Ireland.

  • Army 7 videos

    Steve Sheeran

    Steve remembers his first parade fondly…

  • Airforce 9 videos

    George Duffee

    George Duffee was a Captain pilot in the RAF.  Returning from a bombing raid, his plane is shot up over Holland and...

  • Civilian 14 videos

    Daphne Park

     Daphne Margaret Sybil Désirée Park, Baroness Park of Monmouth  joined the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY) in 1943.  During the selection process...

  • Army 6 videos

    Leslie Fernandez

    Leslie Fernandez was a fit man when he was young. He loved sports and was good at them. Exactly the sort of...

  • 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...

  • Army 3 videos

    Clarence Obi

    Clarence was bullied in the army. When it came to light the MOD didn’t help.

  • Civilian 5 videos

    Terrie Hemsley

    Terrie Hemsley’s son Paul served with the Grenadier Guards.  A significant injury in Afghanistan followed by a serious medical mistake led to...

  • Navy 5 videos

    Betty Dobson

    Betty Dobson provides some wonderful colour to her interview which details her life as a Leading Wren in Donibristle, Scotland.

  • 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 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Army 3 videos

    Jim Knox

    “I’m Jim Knox. I was born in West Ham. I joined the army when I was 16. I joined the Buffs Royal...

  • 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 6 videos

    Sister Veronica

    Sister Veronica provides a fabulous interview full of fun and detail. She served with the Women’s Royal Naval Service as an Air...

  • Navy 9 videos

    Edward Rogers

    Ted Rogers sailed was an apprentice boy when he set sail with the Merchant navy. On his first voyage a U-boat attack...

  • Airforce 7 videos

    Patrick Hollins

    Coastal Command was originally formed to protect convoys and Allied supply ships from attack from the enemy.

  • Airforce 6 videos

    Dennis Grogan

    Dennis Grogan talks in detail about his time with 1903 Air Observation Corps. These flights, were equipped with Austers, and operated from an...

  • Airforce Civilian 5 videos

    Kate Boe

    Kate Boe served in the Royal Air Force as a nurse, where she met her husband John – a military policeman. John...

  • Civilian 6 videos

    Sophie Sinnott

    In 2010 Sophie Sinnott’s partner Luke was badly injured when he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan. Now married with children, Sophie...

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