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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

Stalag Luft III


Despite orders against escape, Jeff was elected to lead an escape through tunnel 'George' and to attempt contact with the advancing Russians. This plan was not implemented as the Germans decided to evacuate the camp and force march the prisoners back into Germany.