• 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.

  • 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...

  • 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 7 videos

    Patricia Parker

    Patricia Parker was a WREN based at HMS Ceres in Wetherby during WWII. To this day she still feels a sense of...

  • Army 5 videos

    Marge Arbury

    Marge Arbury was a member of the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) and recruited into Y Service for interception of Enigma wireless signals

  • Airforce 8 videos

    Terence Crowley

    Terry Crowley gives a great account of his time as an RAF Engine Fitter on the Berlin Airlift.

  • Airforce 5 videos

    John Perkins

    On the Berlin Airlift John Perkins worked in security at the Gatow Airfield. He was then sent to Fassberg where he was...

  • Army 10 videos

    Sir Peter Downward

    Major General Sir Peter Downward spent almost 58 years in uniform. From the Rhine Crossing to the Berlin Airlift, Korea and Aden...

  • Airforce 13 videos

    Bob Brand

    Bob Brand had a remarkable career in aviation. Starting out in the RAF he finds himself on Sunderland Flying Boats and enjoys...

  • Airforce 8 videos

    Clifford Thomas

    Clifford Thomas served as a clerk with the RAF and was stationed at several airfields throughout Germany during the Berlin Airlift.

  • Army 3 videos

    Basil Chambers

    Basil Chambers was sent to Berlin, Germany with the Royal Norfolk Regiment. He’s in the country when the Russians blockade the city...

  • Airforce 6 videos

    Alan Hewett

    Alan Hewett was an Aircraft engineer based at RAF Luffenham. It was a hub of activity servicing planes for the Berlin Airlift.

  • Airforce 6 videos

    Geoff Smith

    Geoff Smith is the current Chairman of the British Berlin Airlift Association and is a font of knowledge on all things Operation...

  • Army 7 videos

    Peter Matthews

    Peter Matthews served with the Queens Royal Regiment and found himself on Operation Plainfare [the Berlin Airlift]. He reflects on it as...

  • Airforce 5 videos

    John Whitlock

    John Whitlock gives an engaging interview about his time as a Wireless mechanic on the Berlin Airlift. Listen out for his story...

  • Airforce 6 videos

    Bella Bailey

    Bella Bailey gives a fascinating perspective of life as a WAAF whilst stationed at Lubeck during the Berlin Airlift.

  • Navy 6 videos

    Alan Lloyd

    Alan Lloyd served as a Radio Electrical Artificer for 24 years on a number of ships including the Navy's Flagship, HMS Ark...

  • Army 7 videos

    Freddie Montgomery

    After her military service with the Women's Royal Auxiliary Service, Freddie Montgomery served as a Minister.  In her interview she gives a...

  • Airforce 7 videos

    Gordon Dixon

    Gordon Dixon provides a fascinating account of his National Service on the Berlin Airlift. As an 18 year old he was posted...

  • Airforce 7 videos

    John Collier

    In 1948 John Collier found himself driving lorries on an airbase in Germany called Wunstorf. It was one of the RAF bases...

  • Airforce 7 videos

    Gerald White

    As Technical Adjutant at RAF Gatow, Gerald White gives a unique personal insight into life on the Berlin Airlift.

  • Airforce 6 videos

    Garry Garretts

    Squadron Leader Garry Garretts flew on the Berlin Airlift as part of a 30 year RAF career. Check his photos. He later...

  • Airforce 6 videos

    Bill Evans

    Bill Evans gives a great interview about his time on the Berlin Airlift. His is a story like many National Serviceman. At...

  • Army 7 videos

    Jean Eastham

    Jean Eastham was lucky to survive the Birmingham Blitz. In this fascinating interview she recalls how she felt to be on the...

  • Airforce 5 videos

    Gordon Ainscough

    When Gordon Ainscough was called for National Service he had no idea what he'd be doing. Gordon did the Berlin Airlift and...

  • Airforce 6 videos

    David Edwards

    When the the Russians blockaded Berlin in 1948, one astute man calculated that supplies could be air-lifted in to the city. His...

  • Airforce 8 videos

    Ronald Pickersgill

    Ronald Pickersgill was a National Serviceman stationed in Wunstorf Germany when the Russians blockaded the city of Berlin. Within weeks he had...

  • Navy 6 videos

    Peter Hornett

    Peter gives an excellent account of his post-war Naval service onboard HMS Liverpool. He’s a natural storyteller and there’s stories aplenty to...

  • Airforce 4 videos

    Leo Hatcher

    Leo gives a superb, detailed account of his time as a rigger on Sunderland Flying boats on the Berlin Airlift. Flying with...

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