On behalf of Her Majesty's Government, GCHQ is delighted to recognise the vital service of those who worked at Bletchley Park and its outstations during World War II, by presenting surviving veterans with a commemorative badge.
Our work relies on the constant sharing of knowledge and ideas. It’s a collaborative approach that recognises people’s strengths, respects their expertise and enables them to develop a variety of innovative solutions.
Bletchley Park, a country house in Buckinghamshire, was bought by the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) in 1938 as a site to which the Government Code & Cypher School and MI6 could be evacuated when war came.
The Public Records Act 1958 requires government departments to transfer records to the National Archives 30 years after creation. GCHQ has a blanket exemption from this requirement, but has made voluntary releases which appear on the National Archives catalogue under the HW series.