• 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...

  • 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 3 videos

    Ernest “Joe” Pallent

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  • Navy 5 videos

    Hilaire Benbow

    Sub-Lieutenant Hilaire Benbow RNVR was only 19 years old on D-Day. His Royal Navy LCA carried US Rangers from HMS Prince Charles...

  • Navy 7 videos

    Jimmy Green

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Navy 14 videos

    Admiral William O’Brien

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  • 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

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  • Navy 7 videos

    Jonni Berfield

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  • Civilian 8 videos

    Ernest Edwards

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  • Navy 7 videos

    Fred Estall

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  • Navy 8 videos

    John Edwards

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  • 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...

  • Navy 10 videos

    William Jenkins

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  • Navy 7 videos

    Harry Allen

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  • 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

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  • Navy 5 videos

    George Floyd

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  • Navy 10 videos

    Albert Owing

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  • Navy 10 videos

    Frank Jones

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  • Navy 7 videos

    Alex Owens

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