John Gardiner [12th (Airborne) Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment]

John Gardiner was recently interviewed by Ben Fox for the Moorlander publication.  He has given us his permission to kindly repost the interview here to be saved in the WarGen archives. On June 6, it’ll be 74 years since Allied troops began one of the most audacious and daring operations of the Second World War: … Continue reading John Gardiner [12th (Airborne) Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment]

Sergeant Cliff Martin [2nd Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment]

The following are clips provided by Geoff Martin, the son of Sgt Cliff Martin who left some of his memories of his time in WW2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORGDIv0hfww Why did you choose the Regiment? Well I'll tell you the story. I joined in 1937 in the height of the depression. I had been out of work for … Continue reading Sergeant Cliff Martin [2nd Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment]