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Below is a list of the people we have interviewed who have served during World War Two, their Unit and location during the war and a brief synopsis of their story. Please press on their names to get taken to their Interview page.

Name Unit Theatre of Operations Brief Synopsis Audio, Video, Text Interviewed By
John 'Jack' Parrot 2nd Sherwood Foresters ETO Jack volunteered in 1939 and spent most of the war driving or despatch riding. Video &Text Christopher Moriarty
Ken Stone Royal Army Medical Corps ETO Ken landed on Gold Beach on D-Day as a Medic. He went on to serve in Holland, was rushed to the Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge, and crossed the Rhine into Germany. Video and Text Ryan Davies
Arthur 'Bunny' Johnson Royal Armoured Corps and 9th Royal Tank Regiment ETO Record of his memories as teenager and on active service from 1939 through to 1946, including his time in England, France, Germany and Poland. He was one of the first into Bergen-Belsen in April 1945 Video and Text Michael Thompson
Thomas George Bassett Royal Army Service Corps ETO Conscripted into the Army in 1940 a short story of Toms service and how he met his French wife. Text Anita York (Daughter)
Jack Hubbard 4th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment MAMETO Jack Hubbard served with the 4th Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment throughout the Siege of Malta. Text James Holland
Bert Jenkins Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry ETO Bert Jenkins served with the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry and came ashore on GOLD Beach on D-Day. Text James Holland
Frank Read 172nd Field Regiment MAMETO Frank Read served with the 172nd Field Regiment in Tunisia and took part in the stand at Sidi Nsir. Text James Holland
Kenneth Oldham 13th (Lancashire) Parachute Battalion, converted from 2/4 Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment ETO and PTO Ken served with the Paras, landing by sea on the Normandy Beaches in June 1944 and fighting towards Belgium and Holland. He also saw service in the Far East. Text Michael Thompson (editor) with Keith Oldham (son), Vivienne Barker's Normandy Diary (published by Northern Life, 2009) and transcript of interview by Harry Secombe in 1994.

ETO - European Theatre of Operations / MAMETO - Mediterranean, African, Middle Eastern Theatre of Operations / PTO - Pacific Theatre of Operations

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