A leading veterans’ charity is on the hunt for ex-forces personnel from across the north-east to share their stories for a new project.
Poppyscotland is looking for veterans from every conflict from 1939 onwards in order to capture their memories through a series of interviews.
Christened Veterans’ Voices, the project is being led by Poppyscotland and aims to compile a definitive dossier of content covering each of the conflicts, including the Second World War, Northern Ireland and Iraq and Afghanistan.
Each veteran will be asked the same set of questions, and bosses hope it will help the public better understand and engage with veterans.
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Poppyscotland’s head of fundraising Gordon Michie said: “Veterans’ Voices will be a unique resource of high-quality film archive of interviews with veterans living in Scotland of military conflict from 1939 to the present day.
“Our ambition is to capture as many of these personal recollections so that their stories can live on.
“We aim to have an interview with at least one veteran from every conflict where the British Armed Forces have been stationed since 1939.
“We also aim to have a range of veterans of different ages, backgrounds and experiences. Interviews will cover veterans’ experiences and their thoughts on remembrance.
“It is important that these stories are captured now before they can no longer be shared, ensuring greater understanding for future generations.
“What’s more, our research has shown that audiences are keen to understand more about recent conflicts and the experiences of our veterans.”
If you are, or know, a veteran who would like to be involved, please contact email@example.com or the Veterans’ Voices Researcher Hannah Uttley on 07833 750937 for more information.