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.
Surviving veterans of Bletchley Park and its outstations can claim a commemorative badge which will be presented to them by GCHQ on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government, in recognition of the contribution they made during World War II.
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.