Ronald Pickersgill was a National Serviceman stationed in Wunstorf Germany when the Russians blockaded the city of Berlin. Within weeks he had moved to Gatow airport where he was tracking aircraft movements from the control tower. At the time Gatow was the world’s busiest airport and Ronald had a birds eye view of the comings and goings.
Bill Evans gives a great interview about his time on the Berlin Airlift. His is a story like many National Serviceman. At the time it was just a job. Maybe a bit strange to be in Germany so soon after the war but a fantastic opportunity to learn about life.
On the Berlin Airlift Colin Cottle was part of Air Formation Signals who were a branch of the army that supported the airforce. He was stationed at Fassberg and gives a frank account of his life on the world’s largest ever humanitarian airlift.