As a symbol of GCHQ’s continued commitment to diversity and pride in its workforce, the iconic satellite dishes that line the cliff tops at Bude have been lit up in rainbow colours in celebration of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.
98-year-old Leslie Greer is the latest recipient of the badge which marks the wartime work undertaken at Bletchley Park. Ms Greer, who now lives in Dublin, was a German linguist at Bletchley Park. Her badge was presented by HMA Dominick Chilcott.
GCHQ launches a new series of placement schemes that will see technology students working alongside world-class technical experts inside the Cheltenham-based intelligence and security agency’s iconic ‘Doughnut’ building.
Visitors to GCHQ frequently ask why the famous Bletchley Park code-breakers came to be located in Cheltenham. The response is usually along the lines of ‘the Cheltenham sites were Ministry-owned property and we had outgrown our previous sites.’