BBC Request

The BBC are wishing to interview for an archive film

1) A civilian who was actually called up to serve in the military 1939,; probably Territorial personnel, as they were more than likely the first to be “called up” when the National Service Act was passed in 1939

2) A Naval veteran who took part in the Battle of the Atlantic

If you are interested in assisting with this project or know someone who can. Please email and we will put you in touch with the BBC researcher.


On Remembrance Sunday Darren Crook will be running between war memorials at the local villages before finishing at the Melksham memorial. The route will cover Beanacre, Shaw, Atworth, Broughton Gifford, Semington, Seend and Melksham. For those who know the locality, they’ll recognise the size of the task: it’s a challenging route! Darren is raising money for both SONT and Melksham Remembers. Read more and donate here….

Bomb Happy

The play Bomb Happy featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival over August Bank Holiday Weekend. See more of its success via this link:

In the words of the play producers, ‘Bomb Happy is a verbatim play about ordinary young men in extraordinary times. Bomb Happy evocatively brings to life the powerful testimonies of five Normandy Veterans, inexperienced young conscripts, who find themselves part of one of the most dangerous operations of World War II’.