• Joyce Parkinson. (FRS)

    Of lasting influence on my aunt Joyce Parkinson, who has died aged 94, was the time she spent in Germany at the end of the second world war, initially with a Quaker relief team, which was one of the first civilian teams to enter the concentration camp at Belsen. Their job was to clothe, register and begin to rehabilitate survivors.  5,777 total views

  • Squadron Leader Ted Aplin (RCAF)

    Edwin Miller Aplin (known as Ted) emmigrated to Canada in 1930 where he met his future wife Elinor Grave Leef. They married on 4 July 1931.  5,783 total views

  • Norman Ernest Scarsbrook

    Born in August 1920, Norman had worked as a builder’s labourer before the war. He enlisted into the Royal Army Service Corps and was in France with the British Expeditionary force, being evacuated from Dunkirk in May 1940.  5,492 total views

  • Belsen Our Story

    Belsen: Our Story is a one-hour documentary film telling the untold story of the infamous Bergen-Belsen concentration camp where over 50,000 people, died primarily from starvation and disease in the last phase of World War II. It was released in 2020 and shown on the BBC.  6,386 total views

  • James Ernest Thompson (437 Sqn RCAF)

    My grandfather, F/O James Ernest Thompson (Ernie) of 437 sqn RCAF was there shortly after it was overrun by the Brits. His and two other Dakotas picked up Brass and Medical personell in Belgium and landed next to the camp in a field. They took some people of interest who had been prisoners there to a hospital in France before they realized the extent of the Typhus epidemic.  6,441 total views

  • Stanley Winfield (RCAF)

    Stanley Winfield was born in August of 1923 in Calgary, Alberta. He left Calgary in 1941 to join the Royal Canadian Air Force, where he served as a private and aircraftsman in Halifax.  5,915 total views