To keep you going during the lockdown, the podcast team will be bringing you a new episode every two weeks.
Last year we featured short clips from dozens of our Veterans telling us what they did on VE Day & VJ Day. Now in these Oral History Specials we can bring you the longer versions of those interviews, allowing our Veterans to tell their full story, in their own voices and in their own way.
Vital to us capturing these interview are a team of brilliant volunteers who visit our Veterans at home to record them. In this episode we join one of those Oral History Volunteers, Mike Chapman, who in 2017 travelled up to the Scottish Borders to interview Mary Sherrard. Mary recorded a fascinating and especially long interview with Mike which we are going to bring you in two parts. In this first part Mary tells us about joining the Women’s Royal Naval Service and arriving at Bletchley Park in 1942.
Image ©Bletchley Park Trust 2021
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