Veterans Oral Histories

Streaming Media

Document Type

Video

Interview Date

4-10-2012

Abstract

0:41 Family Members' Occupations; 1:00 Entering the Service; 1:16 Royal Air Force; 1:21 Reasons for choosing Branch of Service; 1:54 Experience before entering; 2:19 Departing for training facility; 2:46 Training Experience; 3:14 Thoughts about instructors; 3:43 Adapting to Military Life; 4:03 Cosford, UK; 4:12 Wittering, Cambridgeshire, UK; 4:52 Base ammunition demo, Germany; 4:57 Benson, Oxfordshire; 9:00 Experience related to camaraderie; 9:50 Preconceptions of Germany; 11:20 Preconceptions of Cyprus; 12:13 Staying in touch with family and friends- 'Blueys'; 13:06 Emotions after having contact with family and friends; 13:30 Views on experiencing different cultures; 14:30 Preconceptions of Desert Storm/Shield; 15:12 Not being a superstitious person; 15:39 Receiving a Medal; 15:53 View on Religion; 16:22 Day Service Ended; 16:41 Returning Home; 17:03 Reception Received by Family and Friends; 17:33 Days immediately after service; 18:10 Comrades; 18:58 Emotions surrounding Death; 19:55 Explosives Ordinance Disposal Training; 21:50 Emotions surrounding an Irish Threat; 23:10 Special Comrade; 25:20 Reflection about Service with Comrades; 25:49 Life after the War; 27:23 How War-Time experience affected life; 27:58 Working with foreign forces; 28:42 Memorable experiences.

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