• James Kitchener Heath

    Adrian Andrews, who lives in Bishop’s Stortford with wife Gunta and their two children, has written a book, A Pithead Polar Bear, about his grandfather’s Second Word War service, including the liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.  178 total views

  • Jonah Jones – 224 Parachute Field Ambulance

    My father, the artist Jonah Jones (1919-2004), was effectively a lifelong pacifist. As with many things, including religion, he was a doubter, but he never quite renounced his principles, for he hated war, having witnessed its dreadful depredations.  132 total views

  • Canadians at Belsen – RCAF 437 Squadron

    “Every picture has a story to tell” may be a cliché but it’s an apt description of the story that’s been revealed since I posted one of my father’s favourite Second World War photos on Facebook last fall. The photo, dated April 1945, shows seven young men — my father, Arnold Black, is standing far right — in their Royal Canadian Air Force uniforms posing proudly in front of their airplane.  192 total views

  • ‘Dick’ Everett Jenkins – Medical Student

    In April 1945, just before the Second World War ended, nearly 100 medical students from across London volunteered to support the British army. In this group, there were students from St Mary’s Medical School and Westminster Medical School, two of the schools that formed Imperial College School of Medicine. 75 years on, we want to share their stories and celebrate their courage.  141 total views

  • Arnold Peter Meiklejohn

    Arnold Peter Meiklejohn (1909 – 14 June 1961), known as Peter Meiklejohn, was an English physician and academic, specializing in nutrition.  164 total views

  • Albert “Paddy” Sutton – RAF

    A photo album from an Irish second World War veteran who was present at the Liberation of Belsen concentration camp has been made public for the first time.  219 total views

  • Medical Students

    The Friends of Blackheath Halls presented this fascinating talk by Professor Stephen Challacombe on 30th September 2020.  129 total views