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Podcast 44: Bombe Girls

Tue, 14 Feb 2017
Overview
Meet some of the trailblazing women who were assigned to Special Duties X

In this month’s brand new episode of the Bletchley Park Podcast, Bombe Girls, meet some of the trailblazing women who were assigned to Special Duties X or posted to HMS Pembroke 5 when they joined the Wrens (Women’s Royal Naval Service or WRNS).

These women found themselves at Bletchley Park – or, in many cases – at one of its huge, industrial outstations on the fringes of London – operating state of the art machines created to speed up the process of finding the daily Enigma settings on many different networks. They’d never heard of Enigma and didn’t know how their work fit into the wider intelligence operation, but they understood how important it was – and how essential it was that they kept it secret.

Hear from the inspirational Helen Legh, a BBC radio presenter who’s been undergoing treatment for brain tumours. She took time out to indulge in some vintage pampering at the ever-glamorous 1940s Boutique.

A cracking Easter approaches at Bletchley Park and this month’s episode tells you what’s being laid on for children including trails, workshops and the chance to win a Suzuki Vitara.

Visit Bletchley Park. It happened here. Open daily.

Thanks to The Three Belles for the music featured in this episode. You can find them at http://www.thethreebelles.com/

Image: ©Crown. Reproduced by kind permission, Director, GCHQ

Bombe Girls