RAF SIGNALS MUSEUM
Updated 26 days ago
One of the changes that has been made, was to convert a storeroom into a new display area, part of which now shows a typical RAF "Y" Station from WWII. The rest of the room is devoted to the training of Aircraft Apprentices and Boy Entrants for Signals and Communications trades. In the early days, Apprentice training was at the Electrical and Wireless School (E&WS) and in later years at Nos. 1 and 6 Radio Schools. No. 6 Radio School came into existence briefly at Cranwell after the title No. 1 Radio School was transferred to Locking pending the transfer of Apprentice training from Cranwell to Locking. Boy Entrant training was carried out at many different Radio Schools over the years... The advent of the telegraph in the 19th century represented the most significant advance in signalling for over 4,000 years, but its dependence on fixed infrastructure limited its utility to strategic communication. However, the development of wireless in the later part of that century offered the..