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Major-General John Michael Watson Badcock, MBE [Royal Corps of Signals]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNg_A-_NscI My full name is John Michael Watson Badcock. I was born 10th November 1922 in Nazareth in Palestine, which is slightly unusual. How did you come to be out there? Right, my father was a gunner in the first world war and he fought in A..(?)  army from Egypt up to Syria up to … Continue reading Major-General John Michael Watson Badcock, MBE [Royal Corps of Signals]

Hugh Glanffrwd “Jimmy” James AFC & Bar, DFM [Royal Air Force]

Interviewed by James Holland @James1940  Hugh Glanffrwd "Jimmy" James AFC & Bar, DFM (3 October 1922 – 7 January 2015) I was sure that all of us, as young pilots… The Squadron had been in the Middle East for… Well, since 1915, 16, I think, because the (Elite) Transport Squadron in the Middle East, to be involved in … Continue reading Hugh Glanffrwd “Jimmy” James AFC & Bar, DFM [Royal Air Force]

Wartime Memories of Peggy Long, Tom & Jane Warden & Mrs Dora Watkins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ex1uQm37n4E In June 2017 children from Shapwick School interviewed 4 locals form the area who had lived during WW2 on behalf of WarGen.   Bold type: Interviewers (schoolchildren); Frankie Bull, Charlotte Madigan-Nicol & Kerry Ann Bake Bold italics: Interviewer; Lisa Pool (teacher) Regular: Interviewees; Mrs Peggy Long, Tom & Jane Warden & Mrs Dora Watkins, … Continue reading Wartime Memories of Peggy Long, Tom & Jane Warden & Mrs Dora Watkins

Wartime Memories of Audrey and Alec Brookes

Audrey Brookes (née Upton) was born on June 1930 in Stockport, and Alec Brookes was born in May 1926 in Hulme. This transcript records their individual memories before and during World War 2 together with other experiences. Both had previous marriages before they themselves married in 1968. The transcript and the video are about 1 … Continue reading Wartime Memories of Audrey and Alec Brookes