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Major Jeffrey Charles Beadle

MBE MC RM

An ordinary man who did extraordinary things when called to do so

This website is a project by Steve Woodward and Jon Gooding.
It documents the recordings that we were honoured and privileged to have had with our father-in-law Jeff Beadle, and the amazing life he had.
We have over seven hours of material that we are still editing and new videos will be added in time.

We hope that the website will also include memories and photos of Jeff from his family, many friends, and comrades.

Video Library

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Early Years


Jeff describes his early years.

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War Diary


Jeff's amazing diary

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Joining the Military


Why, when, and where he joined up.

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Italy 1943 -1944


The brutal Italian campaign of WWII

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Military Cross


Gallantry on Brac Island

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Capture


'The ******* that got me'

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Stalag Luft III


Drawing by Jeff of his prison hut.

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The Death March


The evacuation of Stalag Luft III.

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Funeral - May 17th 2021


Jeff's Military Funeral - conducted by the Reverend Alison Jones at Old Portsmouth Cathedral, May 17th, 2021