Legasee The Veterans' Video Archive

Legasee provides military enthusiasts, students and teachers with unique access to a hi-definition video archive of interviews with Veterans of military conflict from 1939 to the present day. Our ambition is to capture as many of these personal recollections, so that their legacy of bravery, sacrifice and suffering can live on. Meet them in our archive. http://www.legasee.org.uk/
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Tony was a pilot in 501 Squadron. He was 19 when he flew his first sortie in the Battle of Britain and this was after just a few practice flights.

Tony was a pilot in 501 Squadron. He was 19 when he flew his first sortie in the Battle of Britain and this was after just a few practice flights.

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Ron Andrews was delighted to join the RAF until he found out that he would end up doing extra service because of the Berlin Airlift.

Ron Andrews was delighted to join the RAF until he found out that he would end up doing extra service because of the Berlin Airlift.

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At 91 Ted amazed us all with his encyclopaedic memory of his time as 2nd in command of 15 Rhino LST landing crafts on D Day. He not only provides a genuinely rare insight into the planning and execution of D Day he also recalls terror in Norway and adventure in Holland.

At 91 Ted amazed us all with his encyclopaedic memory of his time as 2nd in command of 15 Rhino LST landing crafts on D Day. He not only provides a genuinely rare insight into the planning and execution of D Day he also recalls terror in Norway and adventure in Holland.

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Terry Crowley gives a great account of his time as an RAF Engine Fitter on the Berlin Airlift.

Terry Crowley gives a great account of his time as an RAF Engine Fitter on the Berlin Airlift.

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Sam Pover was a civilian Navigator on the Berlin Airlift. He'd already seen similar action during the partition of the British Indian Empire.

Sam Pover was a civilian Navigator on the Berlin Airlift. He'd already seen similar action during the partition of the British Indian Empire.

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Sid Parsonage and Jim Weston first met each other on the Berlin Airlift in 1948. 65 years later they reminisce about their experiences.

Sid Parsonage and Jim Weston first met each other on the Berlin Airlift in 1948. 65 years later they reminisce about their experiences.

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Stan Overend always believed he had salt in his veins so he was gutted when he was unable to join the Navy and had to settle for the RAF. In fact the sea did come a calling and he ended up in 67 Squadron, Air Sea Rescue. On his first rescue operation he starts to think the RAF was probably a safer option when he is almost drowned at sea.

Stan Overend always believed he had salt in his veins so he was gutted when he was unable to join the Navy and had to settle for the RAF. In fact the sea did come a calling and he ended up in 67 Squadron, Air Sea Rescue. On his first rescue operation he starts to think the RAF was probably a safer option when he is almost drowned at sea.

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Robert was on Landing craft at D Day. One thing that still lives with him trying to rescue Canadian troops from drowning as the weight of their kit pulled them under.

Robert was on Landing craft at D Day. One thing that still lives with him trying to rescue Canadian troops from drowning as the weight of their kit pulled them under.

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Ron Arnold was a dispatch rider during WWII. Prior to DDay he recalls riding around the eerily quiet towns of England's South Coast. After DDay it's another noise that rattles him.

Ron Arnold was a dispatch rider during WWII. Prior to DDay he recalls riding around the eerily quiet towns of England's South Coast. After DDay it's another noise that rattles him.

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Ronald Pickersgill was a National Serviceman stationed in Wunstorf Germany when the Russians blockaded the city of Berlin. Within weeks he had moved to Gatow airport where he was tracking aircraft movements from the control tower. At the time Gatow was the world’s busiest airport and Ronald had a birds eye view of the comings and goings.

Ronald Pickersgill was a National Serviceman stationed in Wunstorf Germany when the Russians blockaded the city of Berlin. Within weeks he had moved to Gatow airport where he was tracking aircraft movements from the control tower. At the time Gatow was the world’s busiest airport and Ronald had a birds eye view of the comings and goings.

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