British civilian alternativist religious conscientious objector in reserved occupation in GB, joined Royal Army Medical Corps 1946
REEL 1 Pressure to join Officers' Training Corps causing realisation of anti-war views. Influence of mother's First World War stories; her support for his position. Christian upbringing; disgust at clergy's wartime role. Isolation of position. Medical training in London 1938. Registering as conscientious objector 1940 although in reserved occupation. Family's attitude. Willingness to join Royal Army Medical Corps and to treat military patients. Fulham tribunal 1944: acceptance of statement; attitude of tribunal. REEL 2 Treating air raid casualties; incident of V1 explosion at Plumstead Hospital. Colleagues' ignorance of his CO position. Answer to anti-fascist war argument. Firewatching. Reading anti-war literature. Limited contact with other COs. Work for Emergency Medical Service at Driffield Hospital, Yorkshire 1945-46. Treating British and German soldiers and non-military patients. Choosing to join RAMC 1946; implications for his CO stand. Following war situation. REEL 3 'Us and them' concept. War not solving problems. Reactions to news of atomic bomb. Distinction between dropping bombs and hand to hand conflict. Reflections on nuclear warfare. War as communal responsibility. Current concerns of Anglican Pacifist Fellowship.