E17 - Blind Dates, Doodlebugs & Tweezers

Dec 10, 2013, 12:03 AM, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, England

December 2013

This month, we join Bletchley Park historian Dr Joel Greenberg & AS Level history students from Milton Keynes College as they discover hidden treasures under The Mansion car park. Footings of what the Bletchley Park Trust believes were the first few wooden huts built at the outbreak of World War Two were found when the tarmac was removed.

We find out what happened at a specially set-up monitoring station in the National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park, when AMSAT-UK launched FUNcube-1, a 10cm cubed satellite weighing less than a kilogram, over Russia.

We have an exclusive interview with Professor’s Barry Cooper & Jack Copeland who spoke about some of the lesser known heroes of Bletchley Park at the day of sold-out talks, Codebreakers’ Legacy. They talk about the continuing interest in Alan Turing & what also what they think about the forthcoming film of his life.

Yet again we have the honour of interviewing one of our Veterans. Cynthia Legge (nee Mould) was a Wren Bombe Operator based at Stanmore during WW2. She shares her recollections with us including blind dates, Doodlebugs & the job with tweezers she describes as hell on earth.

You can find AMSAT-UK at www.amsat-uk.org

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