• 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…....

  • Navy 5 videos

    Joan Endersby

    One of the most hilarious interviews I’ve ever recorded. Joan was such a fun lady to spend time with.

  • Civilian 9 videos

    Andree Dumon

    Whether it was delivering false newspapers or concealing English soldiers, when the Germans invaded Belgium, Andrée Dumon was determined to get involved....

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 8 videos

    David Craig

    David Craig provides a fantastic account of his time as a Radio Operator on the Merchant Ship, the Dover Hill. His recollection...

  • 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 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 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

    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

    Joan Field

    Joan Field was a WREN stationed at a very remote signal station overlooking the Firth of Lorne in Scotland. Her job was...

  • 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 7 videos

    Harriet Wright

    Harriet Wright gives a great account of her time as a Siganller in the Wrens. She's a real character and there's some...

  • 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 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 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

    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 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...

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