Over the years there have been many interviews broadcast on Capital Community Radio - far too many to list here.
Included on this page is a selection that were first broadcast in our The Listening Post programme. The programme's focus of attention is the Australian Armed Forces past and present, hence the predominent military theme of many of these interviews.Arthur Leggett
Arthur Leggett, who was aged 101 at the date of this interview in December 2019, served in North Africa... and Europe during World War II. As part of the 6th Division of the 2nd Australian Imperial Force, he was involved in the actions against the Italian army across Libya. In 1941 he was sent with the AIF to defend Greece against a German attack. The Germans forced the allies back to the island of Crete, then invaded the island en masse in the first large use of Fallschirmjägers—paratroopers. Many were shot from the sky, but eventually the Germans would overwhelm Crete and Arthur and about 17,000 other allies were captured. As a prisoner of war he was put to work in coal mines in Northern Poland for about two and a half years, before being forced on a march 800 kilometres across the Czech Alps to Bavaria in the winter of 1944/45.Ken Pittman
Ken Pittman served for 20 years in the RAAF, flying everything from transport aircraft to fighters. But there is... much more to Ken's career than this, including living the good life sailing in the Caribbean and his 'rescue' of a DC3 aircraft from destruction.Dominic Boyle
Dominic Boyle's army career has shown him to be a soldier of courage and merit, and includes service in the... SAS. One of the most telling periods of his life occurred with the Black Hawk helicopter tragedy, his bravery earning him the Star of Courage.Bob Coventry
Bob Coventry, whose army career spanned 40 years, talks about the atrocious sufferings of POWs in Japanese... camps in Sandakan and the notorious Sandakan Death Marches which resulted in the deaths of 2,434 Allied prisoners of war.