British officer served with 2nd Bn Parachute Regt in Cyprus, 1956; served with 1st Bn Parachute Regt in Aden, 1967; served with Ulster Defence Regt in Northern Ireland, 1970s
REEL 1 Recollection of operations as officer with 2nd Bn Parachute Regt in Cyprus, 1956: use of inter-service co-operation in Troodos Mountains; tactics used against EOKA insurgents; occasion when he used civilian bus; opinion of EOKA insurgents; fate of captured EOKA insurgents. Aspects of operations with 1st Bn Parachute Regt in Aden, 1967: duties in shrinking perimeter; opinion of service in Aden; reaction of troops to being placed on active service. Various aspects of tours with Ulster Defence Regt in Northern Ireland, 1970s-1980s: opinion of Ulster Defence Regt and its Catholic members. Aspects of role with monitoring force in Rhodesia, 1980-1981: role of British troops.
REEL 2 Continues: Unidentified recording of live military music.
Submarines played a key role in operations throughout the Cold War. Commodore Frederic Thompson, kept himself and his crewmates entertained, by creating ‘radio’ programmes, which were then broadcast over the submarine’s internal speakers.