• 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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

    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 11 videos

    George Talbot

    George Talbot provides one of the great personal battle accounts of the Second World War. From Normandy to the Rhine he recalls...

  • Navy 6 videos

    Dennis Whitehead

    Dennis Whitehead served on the C-Class Destroyer, HMS Cassandra. It’s hard to determine if it was good or bad luck that was...

  • 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...

  • Army 6 videos

    John Aitken

    John Aitken was with Air Dispatch on the Berlin Airlift. He gives a modest account of his service but sees first hand...

  • 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.

  • 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 4 videos

    Albert Kingham

    Albert Kingham gives a humorous account of his life as a young man in the ATC. Stationed at RAF Oakington he was...

  • Airforce 6 videos

    Ken Weaden

    On the Berlin Airlift, Ken Weaden flew 290 return trips to Gatow based on a shift system which could have started any...

  • Airforce 13 videos

    Guy Eddy

    Having witnessed nuclear testing on Christmas Island it’s remarkable that at the age of 92 Guy Eddy was able to provide us...

  • 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

    John Collier

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

  • Army 11 videos

    Tom Henshaw

    Tom Henshaw gives a frank and detailed interview about his military service on the Berlin Airlift. He was a National Serviceman and...

  • 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...

  • Civilian 6 videos

    Muriel Joy

    Muriel Joy was one of a number of Naval Veterans we interviewed at the Royal Naval Benevolent Trust’s, Pembroke House. She provides...

  • 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...

  • Airforce 6 videos

    Laurence Kennedy

    On the Berlin Airlift, Lawrence Kennedy was a Navigator with 18 Squadron, Transport Command. In the early days of the Airlift flight...

  • Army 10 videos

    John Clarke

    John Clarke gives a brutal and compelling account of his experiences as an infantryman with The Black Watch during the Second World...

  • Army 11 videos

    Jack Charlton

    Jack Charlton gives a great account of his time in the Malayan jungle. No sooner has he arrived when he's on the...

  • Airforce 5 videos

    Dan Hall

    On the Berlin Airlift, Dan Hall worked on GCA, a Ground Control Approach radar system. In 1949, Gatow was the world’s busiest...

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