Question for the Brits.

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Tom Niefer
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Question for the Brits.

Post by Tom Niefer » 08 Jun 2003 22:31

What happened to Bletchley Park after WW2? Was it still used during the Cold War? I'm curious about it after reading Most Secret War.

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Post by Aufklarung » 08 Jun 2003 22:37

I'm not a Brit, Tom, but........
I believe it's still there as a museum and one of our English Forum members even hails from there.
http://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/

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Post by Tom Niefer » 08 Jun 2003 22:45

Thanks for the link, Aufklarung. I think it would be an interesting museum to visit.

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Post by daveh » 09 Jun 2003 16:58

The codebreakers of GCHQ (known as GC&CS until 1946) spent World War II at Bletchley Park
In April 1946 the department moved to surplus Government buildings at Eastcote in the suburbs of London.
By September 1949 it had been agreed that GCHQ should move to Cheltenham. After long negotiations and various building works the move was made and those who follow in the footsteps of the WW2 code breakers of Bletchley Park now work at GCHQ in Cheltenham.
As with many buildings taken over by the Government in the war, Bletchley Park was declared surplus to Government needs and I believe was returned to its owners after GC & CS moved out.

The Bletchley Park Museum is definately worth visiting. It is due to have a rebuilt Bombe on show in the summer of this year.
If you can't get there try

http://www.codesandciphers.org.uk/bletchleypark/

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Post by Tom Niefer » 10 Jun 2003 03:34

Daveh, thank you for the info.

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Post by Lord Gort » 10 Jun 2003 12:56

Yes, GCHQ was moved to Cheltenham, where its role is much akin to the Unietd States National Security Agency.



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