• 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 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 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

    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 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 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 7 videos

    Alfred Fowler

    Alfred ‘Chick’ Fowler gives a very detailed account of his time spent as a Stoker on HMS Sheffield. 

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 6 videos

    Ken French

    Ken is one of those increasingly rare birds, a Bomber Command Navigator. What makes his story all the more remarkable is that...

  • 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

    Albert Malin

    From loading LCTs on the build up to D Day, to being adrift in the Barents Sea on Convoy RA63, Albert Malin...

  • Navy 12 videos

    Vic Ould

    Vic Ould was a Radar Op on the Destroyer HMS Carron. He provides a very detailed account of the various operations he...

  • Airforce 7 videos

    Tony Iveson

    Tony Iveson gives a truly amazing account of his distinguished career in the RAF. He was one of the few pilots to...

  • 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 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 7 videos

    James Bisiker

    Jimmy Bisiker was a Royal Marine with 40 Commando in 1947/48. He gives a great account of his service and recalls the...

  • Army 10 videos

    Reg Charles

    Reg Charles provides an outstanding account of his time in the 1st Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Although he missed...

  • Army 3 videos

    Paul Lewis

    Paul Lewis was one of the first British military casualties of the Iraq War. He’s still struggling to cope with both the...

  • 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...

  • Army 3 videos

    John Booth

    John Booth joined the Royal Signals as a Wireless Operator/ line… and served in Korea.

  • 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...

  • Army 4 videos

    Bernard Barker

    Bernard Barker served in Korea with the 1st Royal Tank Regiment. Ground conditions were tough on tanks and most of the time...

  • 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...

  • Airforce 6 videos

    Mary Overill

    Mary Overill gives a wonderful interview about her life with the WAAF. As a Devonian, country girl, the war provided opportunities and...

  • Army 2 videos

    Daphne Brookes

    After leaving school in 1940, Daphne Brookes-Young worked with the St Johns Ambulance Brigade up until the age of 17, when she...

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