On May 23rd 1982, having diffused a bomb dropped by the Argentinians onto HMS Argonaut, Warrant Officer John Phillips who was Sergeant Major in bomb disposal during the Falklands War, and his colleague Staff Sergeant James Prescott were called to HMS Antelope.
Two 1,100 pound (500 kg) bombs had struck the ship on the starboard side, killing one crewman, Steward Mark R. Stephens. Here John Phillips talks through the numerous attempts to defuse the bombs.
But on the fourth attempt one of the bombs exploded....
Elizabeth Gladys “Millvina” Dean (born 2 February 1912) is, at age 97, the last living survivor of the sinking of the RMS Titanic that happened on 15 April 1912.
Millvina was the youngest passenger on board, and although she has no recollection of the sinking of the ship, here she recalls why her family were on the ship in the first place, and the time, when she was 8, that her mother told her she had been onboard.
Annette's Scottish father ran a tea-plantation in India before WW2, and here she describes what life was like, including how the workers were treated, and the logistics of producing and transporting the tea.
A pre-war member of the RAFVR, Flt Lt William Walker was called to full time service in September 1939 when he joined 616 Squadron.
Here he talks about signing up and early flights that he had..and crashing a training plane at 200mph and surviving!
Sir Nicholas Winton, was a British stockbroker who brought hundreds of Czech children to the safety of the UK as the Nazis invaded their homeland.British stockbroker.
Here Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines talks about Winton and how she was on the last train out of Prague before World War Two started.
Born in South London of Jamaican parents, Alex Wheatle was 18 at the time of the riots which he took part in.
Now he is an established writer and father of three still living in south London.
His award-winning novel East of Acre Lane, published in 2001, was inspired by the Brixton riots.
Here he talks about life in Brixton shortly before the riots in April 1981, the increased police presence and the lead up to the riot.