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GCHQ at RIAT 2018

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2018
A brilliant three days at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford.

News article - 18 July 2018

It was great to be back in the Techno Zone at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford last week.  Our interactive STEM games were a great attraction, and adults and children alike really got stuck in the various challenges and activities. Our new Analyst Challenge was really popular too - it's interesting that youngsters are still happy to go back to basics with pen and paper (plus cipher wheel) to solve a puzzle.

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Children using paper and pencil to solve a coding puzzle
Young visitors working together to attempt the Analyst Challenge. ©GCHQ 2018
 

We were also delighted to welcome HRH Prince Michael of Kent who stopped to talk to some of our volunteers and young visitors. We are enormously grateful to our team of volunteers who give up their time to come along to events like this, keen to play their part in encouraging young people to think about careers in science, to be inquisitive, and to try new things; and sometimes discover skills they never knew they had!