• 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 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 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 10 videos

    Albert Owing

    Albert Owing was a Merchant Seaman who sailed on many Atlantic convoys on RFA British Diligence, SS Fairwater and the Highland Brigade....

  • 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...

  • 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

    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 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Navy 8 videos

    Alf Burton

    Charles Alfred Burton served on numerous ships throughout his 23 year Naval Career. In May 1941 he was onboard HMS Rodney in...

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