GCHQ at the British Military Tournament 2013

07 Dec 2013 to 08 Dec 2013
Last Updated: 03 Dec 2013
We are supporting this year’s British Military Tournament at Earls Court, London on 7 and 8 December.



News Article - 03 Dec 2013

This year’s British Military Tournament includes a dramatic re-enactment of the seizure of Enigma codebooks from a sinking German U-Boat in October 1942.

Come along to the GCHQ stand and send a secret message on a genuine World War II Enigma machine to Bletchley Park and watch via webcam as messages are decrypted and tweeted back to London by the Bletchley Park Bombe Rebuild team [@Enigma Challenge]. 

Take a look at the Raspberry Pis that have been programmed to run the whole Enigma/Bombe process.

You will also be able to try your hand at solving some puzzles against the clock to unlock a safe and win a prize.

We look forward to seeing you there.