Interview with husband and wife John and Margaret Gordon.

During WW2, John served first in an anti-aircraft artillery role, then as a despatch rider. A veteran of the Dunkirk evacuation, this modest ex-soldier was awarded the Belgian Croix de Guerre avec Palm for his Bofors gun defense of Antwerp harbour. John’s wife Margaret, whom he wed during the war, served as a Wren on HMS Caroline in Belfast docks, where she carried out important naval administration.

Their stories provide a powerful portrait of life in a country at war.