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Tom was just 19 when he piloted his Hurricane in the Battle of Britain. He then went onto Malta where conditions were far worse for him and his squadron.

Tom was just 19 when he piloted his Hurricane in the Battle of Britain. He then went onto Malta where conditions were far worse for him and his squadron.

Tom Henshaw gives a frank and detailed interview about his military service on the Berlin Airlift. He was a National Serviceman and based at Wunstorf.

Tom Henshaw gives a frank and detailed interview about his military service on the Berlin Airlift. He was a National Serviceman and based at Wunstorf.

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.

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.

William Walker was the oldest surviving veteran of the Battle of Britain. In March 2012 he gave an amazingly lucid and detailed account of his RAF service. He was 99 at the time.

William Walker was the oldest surviving veteran of the Battle of Britain. In March 2012 he gave an amazingly lucid and detailed account of his RAF service. He was 99 at the time.

Paul Farnes is one of the surviving pilots from the Battle of Britain. He was awarded 8 kills and a DFM. We spent an hour talking to him about his experiences.

Paul Farnes is one of the surviving pilots from the Battle of Britain. He was awarded 8 kills and a DFM. We spent an hour talking to him about his experiences.

Acting S/L Brian JE "Sandy" Lane of No 19 Squadron RAF is pictured at RAF Fowlmere by a press photographer on 21 September 1940. Some of the unit's pilots, including its 23-year-old CO, were wearing battledress, which had yet to be widely issued. Examples of Suits, Aircrew were known to be around from 1938 for field evaluation purposes.

Acting S/L Brian JE "Sandy" Lane of No 19 Squadron RAF is pictured at RAF Fowlmere by a press photographer on 21 September 1940. Some of the unit's pilots, including its 23-year-old CO, were wearing battledress, which had yet to be widely issued. Examples of Suits, Aircrew were known to be around from 1938 for field evaluation purposes.

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.

We pick up the story en route to Singapore. Douglas isn't long in the country when it surrenders to the Japanese and he's taken in as a POW. It's heart breaking stuff as he recalls in graphic detail the hardships of life in a camp.

We pick up the story en route to Singapore. Douglas isn't long in the country when it surrenders to the Japanese and he's taken in as a POW. It's heart breaking stuff as he recalls in graphic detail the hardships of life in a camp.

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