Alan Hewett

Aircraftman
Alan Hewett was an Aircraft engineer based at RAF Luffenham. Servicing many of the planes used on the Berlin Airlift it was a hub of activity...
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Alan Johnson

Berlin's Air Safety Centr
Alan Johnson worked alongside the Russians in the Airlift Air Centre in the heart of Berlin. He shares some very candid memories of his time in Berlin
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Albert Kingham

Air Cadet
Albert Kingham gives a humorous account of his life as a young man in the ATC. Stationed at RAF Oakingtonhe was involved in the Berlin Airlift
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Alec Chambers

Flight Engineer
Alec Chambers gives an interesting account of life as a Flight Refueller on the Berlin Airlift.
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Basil Chambers

Soldier
Basil Chambers was sent to Berlin, Germany with the Royal Norfolk Regiment. He’s in the country when the Russians blockade the city
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Bella Bailey

WAAF
Bella Bailey gives a fascinating perspective of life as a WAAF whilst stationed at Lubeck during the Berlin Airlift.
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Bill Campbell

Black Watch Load Master
Bill Campbell was a 19 year old Load Master on the Berlin Airlift. He served with the 1st Battalion the Black Watch.
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Bill Evans

Flight Engineer
Bill Evans gives a great interview about his time on the Berlin Airlift. His is a story like many National Serviceman. At the time it was just a job.
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Bob Brand

Squadron Leader
Bob Brand had a remarkable career in aviation. Starting out in the RAF he finds himself on Sunderland Flying Boats and on the Berlin Airlift...
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Brian Hargreaves

Signaller
Brian Hargreaves joined the Royal Signals on the 14th of July 1947 and served until September 1949. Most of this time was spent on the Berlin airlift
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Clifford Thomas

Clerk
Clifford Thomas served as a clerk with the RAF and was stationed at several airfields throughout Germany during the Berlin Airlift.
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Colin Cottle

Signaller
On the Berlin Airlift Colin Cottle was part of Air Formation Signals who were a branch of the army that supported the airforce
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Dan Hall

Radar Operator
On the Berlin Airlift, Dan Hall worked on GCA, a Ground Control Approach radar system.
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David Edwards

Aircraftman
When the the Russians blockaded Berlin in 1948, one astute man calculated that supplies could be air-lifted in to the city.
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Dick Arscott

Pilot
Group Captain Dick Arscott gives a detailed and lucid account of his memoirs as a pilot with 48 squadron on the Berlin Airlift.
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Dr Joyce Hargrave-Wright

Air Traffic Control
Joyce was a naive 20 year old when she was sent to Bad Eilsen in Germany to work at the Berlin Air Traffic Control centre.
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Ed Meddings

Pilot, Armourer
Ed Meddings saw action in WWII and then flew on the Berlin Airlift. A modest man he gives a detailed account of his experiences as a pilot
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Flixton Fieldtrip

Movie
This is a short film I made that covers the day when pupils from Bungay High school met three surviving Veterans from the Berlin Airlift.
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Fred Danckwardt

Squadron Leader
During World War II, Fred Danckwardt survived 45 Operations with Bomber Command. He then returned to help on the Berlin Airlift.
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Freddie Montgomery

Signaller
After her military service with the Women's Royal Auxiliary Service, Freddie Montgomery served as a Minister.
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Garry Garretts

Pilot
Squadron Leader Garry Garretts flew on the Berlin Airlift as part of a 30 year RAF career. Check his photos. He later received an MBE for his service.
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Geoff Smith

Aircraftman
Geoff Smith is the current Chairman of the British Berlin Airlift Association and is a font of knowledge on all things Operation Plainfare.
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Gerald White

Flying officer
Gerald White was the Technical Adjutant at RAF Gatow on the Berlin Airlift.
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Gordon Ainscough

Aircraftman
When Gordon Ainscough was called for National Service he had no idea what he'd be doing. Gordon did the Berlin Airlift
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Gordon Dixon

Aircraftman
Gordon Dixon provides a fascinating account of his National Service on the Berlin Airlift. As an 18 year old he was posted to HQ Bückeburg
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Gordon Westwell

Flight Engineer
Gordon Westwell an Aircraft Engineer on the Berlin Airlift recalls the only fatal crash at Wunstorf which, effected the way he did his job afterwards
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Guy Eddy

Pilot
Having witnessed nuclear testing on Christmas Island it’s remarkable that at the age of 92
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Gwyn Hughes

Flight Engineer
Gwyn Hughes was a Flight Engineer with 77 Squadron Bomber Command. After the war he found himself in transport command
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Jean Eastham

WRAC Acting Staff Sergean
Jean Eastham was lucky to survive the Birmingham Blitz. In this fascinating interview she recalls how she felt to be on the Berlin Airlift.
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John Aitken

2nd Lieutenant
John Aitken was with Air Dispatch on the Berlin Airlift. He gives a modest account of his service
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John Collier

Ground Crew
In 1948 John Collier found himself driving lorries on an airbase in Germany called Wunstorf.
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John Curtis

Air Marshal
Like many men on the Berlin Airlift, Sir John Curtiss had bombed Germany during WWII.
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John Eddy

Pilot
John Eddy was an RAF Pilot on the Berlin Airlift. On one flight into Lubeck he misjudges his approach and clips the trees.
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John Perkins

NCO
On the Berlin Airlift John Perkins worked in security at the Gatow Airfield. He was then sent to Fassberg where he was attached to the Americans.
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John Whitlock

Wireless Mechanic
John Whitlock gives an engaging interview about his time as a Wireless mechanic on the Berlin Airlift. Listen out for his story about a drunk captain.
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Ken Weaden

Pilot
On the Berlin Airlift, Ken Weaden flew 290 return trips to Gatow based on a shift system which could have started any time of day.
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Larry Lamb

Pilot
Air Vice Marshal Larry Lamb gives a superb account of his 36 year RAF career. Watch out for stories on the Berlin Airlift
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Laurence Kennedy

Navigator
On the Berlin Airlift, Lawrence Kennedy was a Navigator with 18 Squadron, Transport Command.
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Len Hurst

Radio Officer
Len Hurst was working with Southend Airways when the Berlin Airlift started. He gives an interesting perspective on the largest humanitarian airlift
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Leo Hatcher

Aircrew
Leo gives a superb, detailed account of his time as a rigger on Sunderland Flying boats on the Berlin Airlift. Flying with 235 Squadron
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Pat Thurlow

Engine Fitter
Pat Thurlow was a young conscript who did what all military men know you’re not supposed to do, he volunteered.
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Peter Matthews

Soldier
Peter Matthews served with the Queens Royal Regiment and found himself on Operation Plainfare [the Berlin Airlift].
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Ron Andrews

Instrument Fitter
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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Ronald Pickersgill

Aircraftman
Ronald Pickersgill was a National Serviceman stationed in Wunstorf Germany when the Russians blockaded the city of Berlin.
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Sam Pover

Pilot
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 and Jim

Pilot
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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Sir Peter Downward

Major General
Major General Sir Peter Downward spent almost 58 years in uniform. From the Rhine Crossing to the Berlin Airlift, Korea and Aden
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Terence Crowley

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

Ground Crew
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.
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Tom Holland

Sunderland Pilot, 230 Squ
Tom Holland gives an outstanding account of his life as a pilot in the RAF. He has a long and varied career but it’s his stint on the Berlin Airlift
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William Ball

Fitter
William Ball gives a great account of his life as an Aircraft Fitter with 77 Squadron on the Berlin Airlift.
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