• Liberation of Bergen Belsen

    Anthony Stedman Till – RAMC

    Anthony Stedman Till, known as ‘Tim’, was a consultant surgeon in Oxford. He was born in London, on 5 September 1909, the eldest son of Thomas Marson Till OBE, an accountant, and Gladys Stedman, the daughter of a metal broker in the City.  73 total views

  • Vincent Michael Fay (British Army Chaplain)

    THE LIBERATION OF BERGEN-BELSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP, JUNE 1945. Father Vincent Fay, a British Army chaplain of 9th British General Hospital, christens a baby, Henji Dorochova, who was born in Belsen.  28 total views

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    List of Units at Belsen

    1 Vascular Injuries Research Team 10 Military Government Garrison Detachment 102 Control Section Early May 1945 102 Mobile Laundry and Bath Unit 104 Mobile Laundry and Bath Unit 11 Light Field Ambulance R.A.M.C. (Field Hygiene) 17/04/1945 113 LAA Regt Royal Artillery 18/04/1945 113 LAA Regt Workshops R.E.M.E. 18/04/1945 11th (British) Armoured Division Mobile Bath Section 12 Displaced Persons Assembly Team 14 Amplifying Unit, Intelligence Corps 15/04/1945 155 Detail Issue Depot 1575 Light Artillery Platoon R.A.S.C. 1576 Heavy Artillery Platoon R.A.S.C. 15th Scottish Division Mobile Bath Section 163 Field Ambulance R.A.M.C. 08/05/1945 166 DID R.A.S.C. 172 Battery, 58th LAA Regiment RA 174 Battery, 58th LAA Regiment RA 22 Field Transfusion Unit…

  • Major Brian Urquhart

    Brian Urquhart (Major) (Sir)

    I left the airborne business after the Battle of Arnhem because I was pretty unpopular there. It’s unpopular enough to be the one person who opposes something that everybody else wants to do. But if you turn out to be right, you get seriously unpopular, and I was seriously unpopular because I was right.  85 total views

  • John Crosbie (Jack) 113th LAA DLI

    This article was written by John J. Crosbie (known as Jack) in March 1964. Jack was born in Girvan in 1915 and after the war he lived in Giffnock with his wife and two sons until his death in 1995.  99 total views

  • Bill Millin Bergen Belsen

    Bill Millin

    Branko Lustig. As a 12/13 year old, the future producer of Steven Spielberg’s movie ‘Schindler’s List’, was in Bergen-Belsen and on the brink of dying when he all of a sudden heard a sound he thought might have been produced by angels. It was in fact British Army pipers playing as the camp was liberated.  300 total views