James Jefferies

James was born in Colchester and received his Master’s in History at the University of Essex. His dissertation was on the role and memory of RAF Bomber Command during the Battle of Britain.

James was born in Colchester and received his Master’s in History at the University of Essex. His dissertation was on the role and memory of RAF Bomber Command during the Battle of Britain.

James’ current research is focussing on the British cultural memory of aerial warfare from the First World War to the present day. As well as giving talks for History indoors, he has given talks on Paul Woodadge’s WW2 TV and worked as an historical consultant for Junto media’s Real Engineering series on the Battle of Britain. He will also be presenting at the Royal Air Force Museum Hendon in London.

James’ hobbies include stargazing, listening to The Beatles and watching football and cricket. He also enjoys ale and has yet to find a flavour of crisps he hasn’t enjoyed

James was invited to work with WW2 TV – see some of his work in action!