The Doodlebug and the communications shack...

by Ann Garratty October. 18, 2011 4108 views

John and Callum had great fun in the communications shack, they tried out a radio and microphone used in WWII, and they sat in the reconstructed communication booth of a Lancaster bomber and spelt out their names in morse code and got a certificate saying they'd done it…

The infamous Doodlebug or V-1 flying bomb that terrorised England during WWII

…as long as you could hear the engine throbbing, you were OK, it was when the noise stopped you knew it was coming down…

Very complicated scaffolding holding up a communications dish…

This is John modelling the latest in raido gear, (ok! perhaps not the latest…)

The microphone was two sensors which are held either side of your voice box, this way you didn't have to shout to be heard…

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Renato Martins 5 years, 7 months ago

It's good to show this. I hope we and our children will never go through such an horror like our parents did. Thanks Ann

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Arie 5 years, 7 months ago

Looks very interesting.

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Lisa Charbonneau 5 years, 7 months ago

some one looks very happy, geat set...

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Finbarr 5 years, 7 months ago

It looks a great place to visit !!

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Helen Hooker 5 years, 7 months ago

We missed that when we visited Duxford - I guess we'll just have to go back!

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Olga Helys 5 years, 7 months ago

Nice angles
Great details
Nice street portraits
Thanks ann

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Elainett 5 years, 7 months ago

It was quite a busy day you had at the air show. Glad to hear Callum enjoyed this bit.

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Mallusatish Reddy 5 years, 7 months ago

Very nice captures I saw the Doodlebug only in second world war movies,yes great experience for John and your family~!~

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Stefan Fletcher 5 years, 7 months ago

I can't help wondering whether the English (not the others in the UK, which is why I say it) aren't a tad too obsessed with the Second World War and whether this colours their attitude to the rest of Europe.

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Pete 5 years, 7 months ago

Great to see something i have only read about in Fiction

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Anggrekfoto 5 years, 7 months ago

cool and fun. I like it.

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
David Cardona 5 years, 7 months ago

Pretty cool! Thanks for sharing!

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