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THE FRENCH MILITARY GET VERY LUCKY during Suez Crisis

THE FRENCH MILITARY GET VERY LUCKY during Suez Crisis

Lance Corporal Bill Avis was conscripted in 1953 and served 2 years in the Suez Canal zone. However, in 1956 he was called up again and sent back to take part in the Suez Crisis. On his arrival back in the zone he was rather surprised to see what the French military had brought with them...

NARROWLY ESCAPING A TERRORIST ATTACK IN CYPRUS 1956

NARROWLY ESCAPING A TERRORIST ATTACK IN CYPRUS 1956

In November 1955 Lance Corporal Bill Avis was recalled to the Suez Canal zone where he had been posted since 1953. On the way back to the zone, Bill's company were detoured to Cyprus to bolster British troops as the recently founded EOKA terrorist were seeking independence and union with Greece through armed struggle. It was a cup of tea that saved Bill's life against a terrorist attack that struck hours after Bill had arrived on the island....

JOINING THE RAF AND FACING THE ENEMY

JOINING THE RAF AND FACING THE ENEMY

Wing Commander Foster was born in year 1920. He saw the clouds of war rising over the Europe, and decided to join the Royal Air Force Voluntary Reserve in January 1939. He didn't want to go to the trenches, but while the death in the sky was still possible, it was at least a more glorious way to go. Here he talks about joining up and learning to fly.

First arrival in London and nowhere to stay

First arrival in London and nowhere to stay

Eddie Wedderburn moved from Kingston, Jamaica to London in the late 1960's. But the reception when he arrived was far from warm and friendly...

BRIXTON RIOTS

BRIXTON RIOTS

Roger Fuller was a 30 year old constable with the Metropolitan Police at the time of the riots. In this interview he talks about events of April 1981 - the Brixton Riots and how the police tried to handle the situation.