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Duxford Radio Trust
Registered Charity No. 1169780

Imperial War Museums, Duxford, England 

Preserving and demonstrating historic military communications to the public

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

Updated 07 October 2017
WW2 H2S and Fish Pond radar system demonstration equipment

                          demonstrator at IWM Duxford


The Duxford Radio Trust

The Duxford Radio Trust (DRT) is a historical-technical organisation which, through its subsidiary company Duxford Radio Limited (DRL), provides the function of 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 on public display at IWM Duxford.

DRT also provides specialist technical support services 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 American Air Museum, and adjacent to the Gibraltar gun.

Duxford Radio Ltd.

Duxford Radio Ltd. (DRL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of DRT, limited by shares.  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.  Duxford Radio Ltd. is Company number 10762055 registered in England.  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.  He was later joined by Richard Pope who took over leadership of DRS from 1992 to 2016.  

The IWM Duxford Radio Section in Buildings 177 & 178 is 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 Radio Station call sign GB2IWM, to demonstrate radio communications in action world-wide, using both modern and vintage military equipment from Duxford  Building 177.  It should be stressed that the Duxford Radio Section is not an Amateur Radio club.  

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