Below is a nine minute audio piece edited from the interviews, with a slide show of images from the archive. Gibraltarians tell their story of Gibraltar before WWII; evacuation to London; London during The Blitz; and their happy return to the country they love. This piece was played at the launch of the archive and presentation to The Chief Minister (2014); and at the annual Friends Day (2014).
Spitfire with the American crew at RAF North Front 1943
The sinking of HMS EAGLE
Fred Davenport was serving on the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle when it was torpedoed in The Mediterranean whilst escorting the Pedestal convoy to Malta in 1942. In this extract from his oral history interview he gives a graphic account of the sinking of The Eagle and the picking up of survivors.