- Jun 21, 2017
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HISTORY: (compliments of Pastscape)
"Block G formed part of the Government Code and Cipher School at Bletchley Park. It was constructed in October 1943 as an extension to Block F and Block D. The single-storey spurs to the west housed the ISK and ISOS sections which dealt with the decoding of Enigma and conventional cipher messages from the German secret service. These sections played a vital role in the monitoring of the receipt of false information about the plans for D Day fed by allied intelligence to the German high command. The two-storey U-shaped block to the east housed SIXTA, the Army traffic analysis sections, which dealt with the direction of radio-intercept stations and analysis of the enemy radio traffic. These sections played a vital role in the interception of the Enigma messages.
After the departure of the Government Code and Cipher School in 1946 the building was used as a training school for the Post Office and then British Telecom. Since the closure of this school in 1984 the building has remained empty. In 1994 it became part of the Bletchley Park Trust."
This wasn't on our list of places to visit that day, but a last minute decision at the wrong time of day. I left my camera in the car, not thinking we'd get in (but we did) so all these photos were taken with my iPhone 6. It's a bit of a strange location, sandwiched in-between a housing estate and in full view of Bletchley Park. As my partner in crime says, "walk in like you own the place!". So we did just that.
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