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Duxford Radio
Registered Charity No. 1169780
   


At Imperial War Museums, Duxford, England 



Collecting, preserving and demonstrating historic military communications to the public

The Duxford Radio Trust & Duxford Radio Ltd. provide the Volunteer Radio Section equipment at Imperial War Museums, Duxford

4 July 2019
RAF WW2 H2S and Fish Pond radar system demonstration equipment




H2S
                          demonstrator at IWM Duxford
 

 

IWM Duxford Radio Section 
The 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, Cambridge, England.

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.

DRT 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.

The radio 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.

Duxford Radio Ltd. (DRL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of DRT, a company limited by shares, number 10762055 registered in England.
  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.  

The 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 club.  

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