2006 Conference

2006 Conference Programme

This took place between 29 – 30 April at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas in Staffordshire.
It was sponsored by Thai Airways.

Main areas of interest covered:

  • Thailand-Burma Railway
  • US Merchant Marine
  • Collections held at the Imperial War Museum and the National Archives
  • Dutch and British Internees


  • Rod Beattie, Director of the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
  • Capt George Duffy, ex-US Merchant Marine and FEPOW
  • Roger Mansell, Director of the “Center for Research, Allied POWS Under the Japanese”
  • Roderick Suddaby, the Imperial War Museum
  • Alan Bowgen, the National Archives
  • Julie Summers, author of The Colonel of Tamarkan, Brigadier Philip Toosey

A series of workshops examined topics such as:

  • FEPOW mails
  • Malayan and Singapore volunteers
  • Family history records
  • Medical aspects of captivity
  • FEPOW Medals
  • Interview with FEPOW

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Remembering captivity across Southeast Asia and the Far East during the Second World War

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