Don GillateDon Gillate was born in 1922 and called up to join the British Army in 1941. From June 1944 until May 1945 he took part in the liberation of North-West Europe, serving as a front line soldier with the 8th Rifle Brigade, part of the famous 11th Armoured Division.
Right after the war, while still in the army, Don had a brief career with the British Forces Network in Hamburg, first as announcer and eventually as head of programmes. After being demobbed he took up his studies to become an English teacher and later went on to study drama at the Rose Bruford Drama College in London. Most of his carreer he worked for the British Counsel, in many different countries.
Don recorded his experiences in the early 1990s. Together with his wife Marjorie he had three sons. Don Gillate died in 2009.