Thursday, 28 June 2012

Today I went to Bletchley Park with a veteran who worked in Hut 6

Today it was a warm and humid. I will always remember this visit to Bletchley Park because a veteran who worked in Hut 6 was with me.  I took many photographs, and doesn't the honoured lady look happy? Very happy!  For years her top secret work from 1942 to August 1945 was a closely guarded secret.  Now her wartime service is in the public domain and recorded on the Bletchley Park Roll of Honour.  Because it was a secret, the Bletchley Park personnel received no official recognition or grateful thanks for their vital contribution to winning WWII.  Now they can be greatly honoured and praised for their top secret work which saved lives and made such a difference.  Hats off to the wonderful wartime workers at Bletchley Park.

Outside Hut 6 at Bletchley Park

Outside Hut 3 and Hut 6, Bletchley Park

It is very sad to see the neglected huts, which are significant historical buildings, at Bletchley Park (BP).  Government money, over the last few decades, has been spent on some really ludicrous and financially disastrous schemes.  Much money has been wasted by central government since the Second World War.  Overpaid civil servants and high ranking wallies have misspent public funds on various projects, procurement plans, poor planning and potty policies. Sometimes the National Audit Office reveals such profligate spending.  It is a pity that funds were not available for much needed Bletchley Park refurbishment.  The deteriorating buildings have been left in a sorry state by the State.  I am therefore very glad to hear that the Bletchley Park Trust  has managed to obtain millions of pounds sterling from lottery funds to repair and restore the famous code breaking huts to their WWII state.  It is not a moment too soon!  Hats off to the Bletchley Park Trust and the many hard working volunteers who have made BP such a great place to visit and to educate further generations.

The lake at Bletchley Park,  28 June 2012

Swans settled on the lovely lake at Bletchley Park in the late afternoon.

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