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]

Wartime Memories of John “Jack” Bracewell, RASC and Parachute Regiment

John (“Smiler Jack”) Bracewell was born in Bradford on 5th October 1922 and was around 17 years old when World War 2 broke out. This interview records his childhood memories before the war and his experiences during the war in the Royal Army Service Corps and afterwards with the Parachute Regiment. The transcript and the … Continue reading Wartime Memories of John “Jack” Bracewell, RASC and Parachute Regiment

Arthur ‘Bunny’ Johnson [Royal Tank Regiment]

Interview by Michael Thompson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87qZ655DlPY&t=810s Introduction by interviewer, Michael Thompson Bunny Johnson was born in Wolverhampton on 26th March 1917. He was 22 years old when war broke out in 1939. This interview records his memories as a teenager and his time in the Royal Armoured Corps and Royal Tank Regiment during World War 2, including … Continue reading Arthur ‘Bunny’ Johnson [Royal Tank Regiment]