Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Christopher Perrons. Interview conducted by Colston, Camron at Perrons Residence.

Log

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.

Date of Birth

1962-12-01

Place of Birth

Portsmouth (England)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

NA

War or Conflict

Unspecified

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

Unspecified

Entrance into Service

Unspecified

Unit of Service

Unspecified

Location of Service

Miami (Fla.); Scott Field (Ill.); Harlingen Army Airfield (Tex.); France; Italy; Bethesda (Md.)

Highest Rank

Unspecified

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

See video for details.

Note

Served on Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

City of Birth

Portsmouth

Country of Birth

England

Interviewer

Colston, Camron

Interview Date

4-10-2012

Location of Interview

Perrons Residence

Subjects

Air warfare -- Personal narratives; Great Britain. Royal Air Force

Collection Description

Contains logs, audio and video recordings of interviews with Central Florida's veterans as part of a history class project for the students at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The UCF Community Veterans History Project(CVHP) started in fall 2010. It collects, preserves, and makes accessible to the public the experiences of Central Florida's veterans so that future generations will better understand the realities of conflict. It is a collaborative endeavor supported by multiple departments and offices at UCF. The veterans' histories are archived and made digitally available through the UCF library and selected materials are contributed to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.

Contributor Affiliation / Organization

RICHES; University of Central Florida

Contributors

Colston, Camron

Length of Interview

34 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Audio; Sound

Rights

All rights are held by the respective holding institution. This material is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce and/or for copyright information contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, (407) 823-2576. http://library.ucf.edu/about/departments/special-collections-university-archives/

Repository

University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type

Article


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