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The Doodlebug and the communications shack...

  • Posted Oct. 18, 2011 by Ann Garratty Viewed 4013 times

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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

      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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    • # Helen

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

      2011.10.18 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Elainett

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

      2011.10.18 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Stefan Fletcher

      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.

      2011.10.18 Edited Reply Cancel