Oral History interview of Christopher Perrons. Interview conducted by Colston, Camron at Perrons Residence.
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
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Unit of Service
Location of Service
Miami (Fla.); Scott Field (Ill.); Harlingen Army Airfield (Tex.); France; Italy; Bethesda (Md.)
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
See video for details.
Served on Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Air warfare -- Personal narratives; Great Britain. Royal Air Force
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
Length of Interview
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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Central Florida, RICHES of, "Perrons, Christopher Paul interview" (2012). Veterans Oral Histories. 116.