• Arthur Edwin Ashford (11th Armoured Division)

    My name is Andrea. I was wondering if anyone would be able to advise me on where I can start. I have a few photographs of his, the biggest clue I have is a group photograph with him in the middle and on the back it states 11th Armoured “The Black Bull” R.A.S.C. A couple of his photos also have the number “83” on.  296 total views

  • Bernard Levy

    Bernard Levy, a corporal in the British Military Government at the time, returned to Bergen-Belsen with Presenter Natasha Kaplinsky and spoke of the memories he tried so hard to forget.  353 total views

  • The Heroes of Belsen

    The Heroes of Belsen “If you asked them to build a battleship overnight they’d produce it for you at breakfast!” Such are the expressions of praise made by Army authorities when referring to the magnificent work of relief done by officers and men of the 113th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA at Belsen Concentration Camp.  1,683 total views

  • Charles Hall 113th DLI

    When Charles Hall was told his unit would be travelling behind enemy lines to take charge of a Nazi concentration camp, he could hardly have imagined the horrors he was about to encounter. Paul Willis, Northen Echo, meets a man who helped liberate Belsen.  558 total views

  • Nigel A. Kinnear (Red Cross)

    Prof Nigel A. Kinnear who died on July 19th was a man with many talents. He was a distinguished surgeon, a dedicated teacher who acted as a role model for a generation of young doctors and medical students, and a gifted sportsman who enjoyed life to the full with a sense of humour and a remarkable wit.  141 total views

  • Eric Trott (RAMC)

    Last week The Royal Anglian Regiment Museum had a call from Andy Strowman, an old friend of a Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment veteran named Eric Trott who passed away in 1999. Despite our status as a relatively new regiment, it is important to note that the former regiments are still a very prevalent part of our heritage.  205 total views

  • James Learmonth Gowans: Medical Student

    Sir James Learmonth Gowans CBE FRS FRCP (7 May 1924 – 1 April 2020) was a British physician and immunologist. In 1945 while studying medicine at King’s College Hospital, he assisted at the liberated Bergen-Belsen concentration camp as a voluntary medical student.  212 total views

  • David Sells Hurwood: Guys Medical Student

    In 1945, while still a medical student, David volunteered for service in Europe at Belsen concentration camp. Upon his return it was discovered that he had contracted tuberculosis and at one stage he was not expected to survive.  348 total views