Yes, you've read it correctly. BBC's extensive sound library is now open to the public. The sounds are subject to RemArc licence, which allows you to use the sounds for personal, educational and research purposes. The web site states:
These 16,016 BBC Sound Effects are made available by the BBC in WAV format to download for use under the terms of the RemArc Licence. The Sound Effects are BBC copyright, but they may be used for personal, educational or research purposes, as detailed in the license.
Read more at the archive's web site.
Hoping that the memory will leave her spirit soon.