Duxford Radio Trust
The Duxford Radio Trust (DRT) is a
historical-technical charity which,
through its activities and that of the
subsidiary company Duxford Radio Limited
(DRL), provides the equipment and
materials for the volunteer radio section
at the Imperial War Museums, Duxford,
DRT is structured as a charitable
incorporated organisation (CIO), Charity
No. 1169780, registered in England.
The primary mission and purpose of DRT is
to research, collect, conserve, restore,
exhibit and display historic radio
communications equipment used in military
conflict and civil emergencies for the
education of the public as part of
support to the Imperial War Museums,
Duxford and other museums and charities.
owns a majority of the radio, radar and
navigation artifacts and radio
communications related materials on public
display at IWM Duxford.
DRT also provides specialist knowledge and
technical support to the Imperial War
Museums and other similar charities in the
fields of military radio communication,
navigation and radar.
communication exhibition and display areas
are located in Duxford Buildings 177 and 178
which are positioned between Hangar 5 and
the rear of the American Air Museum, and
adjacent to the
big Gibraltar gun.
Duxford Radio Ltd. (DRL) is a wholly owned
subsidiary of DRT, a company limited by
shares, number 10762055 registered in
DRL supports DRT and IWM by the public
demonstration of historic military
communications equipment, operation of the
permanent exhibition radio station GB2IWM,
and in the areas of volunteer membership
and supporter services etc.
Previously the Duxford Radio Society (DRS)
performed this function.
The original Duxford Airfield Radio
Society was founded in 1985 by Major John
Brown, designer of the WW2 Type B MK II
(B2) suitcase radio transmitter-receiver
and many other equipment used by Agents
and Resistance Groups and by Richard Pope
who later took over leadership of DRS from
1992 to 2016.
IWM Duxford Radio Section operates from
Buildings 177 & 178 which are open
every Sunday from approximately 10.00 am
to 4.00 pm and also on most days of the
week (except Saturdays) when volunteers
are present on site to staff the buildings
and to supervise the working equipment
exhibits. Other opening times are by
prior arrangement, contact: Duxford Radio
Ltd, Building 178, The Imperial War
Museums, Duxford, Cambridge, CB22 4QR.
DRL operates the permanent exhibition
radio station call sign GB2IWM from
Duxford Building 177 to
demonstrate radio communications in action
world-wide, using both modern and vintage
military equipment. It should be
stressed that the Duxford Radio Section
is not an Amateur Radio