Remembrance

Cheryl Nathan – The Mother of All Wars

Cheryl Nathan – The Mother of All Wars

Cheryl Nathen gave birth to her son Kieron in 1990. She put on a little weight during pregnancy and rather than opt for weightwatchers or the gym, decided to join the Royal Auxialliary Air Force (the airforce equivalent of the TA). […]

Polish Resistance: the Story of Jerzy Sopiaski

Polish Resistance: the Story of Jerzy Sopiaski

Jerzy Sopiaski died peacefully at his home in Poland earlier this year. He had lived in East Leeds between 1946 and 2006. I was told his story by his great niece and nephew who came to Leeds to work four […]

James Else MBE – Those Were the Days

James Else MBE – Those Were the Days

James Else MBE, on his National Service and work with the Dunkirk Veterans Association. James H Else MBE has lived virtually all his life in Leeds apart from his Army service between 1939 and 1946. During his school days he […]

From Normandy to India

From Normandy to India

We go back a few years for this interview with a few veterans from World War Two. John Heald and Edward Armitage are both in their eighties and live at Woodview Sheltered Housing Complex in Whinmoor. They and a few […]