The Secret Listeners - The Radio Security Service (RSS)
Posted 08 November 2010 - 08:08 AM
As early as 1937 intelligence services in Britain were considering the possibility of the infiltration into the country of the use of low power transmitters to either send information to a foreign power or act as beacons for enemy aircraft to navigate by. The idea of employing radio amateurs for listening purposes can be traced back almost to World War One. Although it was the responsibility of the General Post Office to locate illicit transmitters, this was a task requiring assistance......
"Ubique" - For the Royal Engineer it means 'Everywhere', For the Royal Artillery 'All over the place'.
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Oliver Goldsmith, "I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines."
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p.s Stagecoach's used this route for a couple of hundred years,standing on that bridge,you'd never believe it mate.
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Added postscript .
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But heres an interesting article.
Belgrano: Britain WAS right to sink the ship before it attacked our Task Force | Mail Online
Posted 28 September 2012 - 02:35 PM
Hope this is helpful
Posted 27 December 2014 - 11:49 PM
My Step-Grandfather is from a little village near New Zealand in north Wiltshire.At the outbreak of war,he and four friends set out together,to join the Duke Of Cormwalls Light Infantry.Four of his friends got in the regiment,but when my grandfather mentioned he was an amateur radio enthusiast,he was sent up the coast.That is all he has ever said,except that he ended up burying his "equipment ",and perhaps the saddest thing is he was the only one of the five friends who was still alive at wars end.I asked my grandmother to see if he might let me ask him a few questions,no was the answer. He has agreed to write his memories,but no one can read this material until he says.He was a "Listener".Cheers,Lee.
Nice Wilts, Great story about your Step-Grandfather. The Imitation Game is marvellous, what a feat and help to humanity.
Barbara Saks a Hut 3 Translator from Block D at Bletchley Park. Was interviewed in Colorado Springs, home of the USAF Academy. 97 years old, Bless her Heart. "That's Neville Chamberlain," she said as an off-screen voice announced Britain's declaration of war. "I listened to that broadcast on the radio."
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