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.
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.’
GCHQ's spiritual home was honoured to receive a visit from Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge on 18 June 2014 to mark the occasion of its re-launch following the completion of an 8 million Heritage Lottery Fund supported restoration project.