As we did last year we have decided to release extra content again during the current lockdown. For at least the next couple of months, we will be bringing you a new show every two weeks. These will be a mixture of Oral History Specials, and new It Happened Here episodes.
Last year we featured short clips from dozens of interviews with our Veterans in two special episodes marking 75th anniversaries – Podcast 108, marking VE Day 75, and Podcast 109, marking VJ Day 75. Now in these Oral History Specials, we can bring you the longer versions of those interviews, allowing our Veterans to tell their full story, in their own voices and in their own way.
In early 2020, in what would become one the last interviews carried out just weeks before the pandemic, our Oral History Officer, Jonathan Byrne and his colleague Will Hankey sat down with GC&CS Veteran Tim Edwards. Previously we heard what Tim got up to on the day the war ended in Europe and now we can bring you much more of that interview. Tim’s reminisces about how the discovery of an eyesight problem suddenly stopped his training to be a pilot in the Royal Air Force (RAF) and landed him at Bletchley Park working on German air force codes.
Image ©Bletchley Park Trust 2021