The Wartime Memories of Liz Young

Liz Young interviewed in May 2018 by Jill Pearce for WarGen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q6hNgS2KTI My personal memories of the war are rather sketchy and random. I was born at Woldingham, Surrey in 1936. The village is between Croydon, Kenley and Biggin Hill aerodromes, targets for the German bombers and I remember the planes droning overhead and sometimes … Continue reading The Wartime Memories of Liz Young

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]