• Navy 8 videos

    Paul Harrison

    Paul De La Motte-Harrison provides an entertaining and lucid account of his time onboard Landing Craft. From his early training, through to...

  • Navy 7 videos

    Frank Bewley

    In the Korean war, Frank Bewley served onboard HMS Glory as an Aircraft Engineer with 821 Squadron.  He provides some fascinating detail...

  • Navy 5 videos

    Charles Bull

    Charles Bull provides an interesting account of his time onboard HMS Kenya. He worked in Payroll. This interview was funded with the support of...

  • Navy 6 videos

    Ron Yardley

    Ron Yardley gives a faulously detailed account of his life onboard HMS Belfast while she served in the Korean War.

  • Navy 5 videos

    John Pound

    John Pound served in the Royal Navy on a C-Class Destroyer – HMS Charity.  The ships primary role was to patrol the...

  • Navy 6 videos

    David Carpenter

    David Carpenter served with 41 Independent Commando in Korea. It’s a fab account and he also has a wonderful photo album which...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Navy 7 videos

    Eddie Curd

    Eddie Curd gives a sterling account of his time in the Royal Marines. He served with 41 {independent] Commando who were involved...

  • Navy 6 videos

    Pete Dunning

    Pete Dunning was a Royal Marines Commando. He provides a fascinating detailed account of his training, service and life after he sustains...

  • Navy 9 videos

    Don Maclean

    In 1995, Don Maclean joined the Royal Marines as a reservist.  He served with 45 Commando and on a routine patrol in...

  • Navy 6 videos

    Daniel Bottomley

    Daniel Bottomley joined the Royal Marines because to him, it was the elite regiment and he was never going to settle for...

  • Navy 6 videos

    Walter Irish

    Walter Irish served with 41 Independent Commando during the Korean War.  As well as coastal raiding to to stem the supply routes...

  • Navy 3 videos

    Stan White

    Stan White served in the Fleet Air Arm. In this interview he talks predominantly about his time in Korea onboard the carrier...

  • Navy 8 videos

    John Underwood

    During the Korean War, John Underwood was captured and held POW by the Chinese in the notorious Battle for the Chosin Reservoir....

  • Navy 11 videos

    Gordon Payne

    Gordon Payne’s interview is one of a number we have recorded with surviving 41 [Independent] Royal Marines Commando.  He gives a detailed...

  • Navy 4 videos

    Cyril Blackman

    Cyril Blackman’s interview is one of a number we have recorded with surviving 41 Commandos.  Quickly assembled, they were given the task...

  • Navy 6 videos

    Ron Smith.

    As a Royal Marine Commando Ron Smith was in Korea at the very start of the Korean conflict.  Undertaking dangerous night raids...

  • Navy 4 videos

    John Parsler

    John Parslar’s interview is one of a number we have recorded with surviving 41 Commandos.  John was orphaned during the war. Living...

  • Navy 0 videos

    Maurice Sheldrake

    Maurice Sheldrake was a Petty Officer, Aircraft Fitter in the Fleet Air Arm.  He served on HMS Ocean from 1951 to 1953....

  • Navy 12 videos

    Ron Stephens.

    Ron Stephens was a crew member of HMS Tarana, a special duties ship operating between Gibraltar and the South of France. The...

  • Navy 8 videos

    Geoff King

    After his Marine corps were ordered home, Geoff King should never have been on the ground in Korea, but he was sent...

  • 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

    Fred Roberts

    In Korea, Fred Roberts served with 41 [Independent] Commando.  Unlike many of his comrades, he was fortunate to make it home alive.

  • Navy 4 videos

    Bernard Cohen

    Bernard Cohen went to Korea with the Royal Navy.  His role, working in the fly-deck party which supported the ship’s airborne crew,...

  • Navy 2 videos

    Tony Gibbons

    Tony Gibbons joined the Royal Marines in 1942. He provides some excellent detail about the role of his Landing Craft during the...

  • Navy 3 videos

    Vic Walker

    Vic Walker joined the Royal Navy at the tender age of 17.  He served as an Boatswain’s Mate onboard the Admiralty V-class...

  • Army 5 videos

    John Sturgis

    John Sturgis was a Troop Commander in the Royal Marines, 41 Commando. In his interview he recalls training, D-Day and scrounging for...

  • Navy 4 videos

    Harry Marrington

    Harry Marrington was a Seaman and Gunner with the Royal Navy Patrol Service. 

  • Navy 3 videos

    Les Stonell

    Les Stonell served as a Telegraphist Coder with the Royal Navy NP 1732. His work was to provide ‘Shore to Ship’ Intelligence.

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