A Game of Cat & Morse; Part 2

Just half an hour’s drive north of Bletchley Park, another Buckinghamshire estate became vital in the covert war effort. In part two of his article, James Hoare reveals how the ingenious engineers of Hanslope Park invented varied ways of eavesdropping on enemy agencies and new technology to protect Britain’s secrets.

On the wall of the officers’ mess at Hanslope Park was a simple framed inscription. It was a quote from William Shakespeare’s Henry V that summed up Secure Communication Unit 3’s (SCU 3) dark deeds in their secret war: “The King hath note of all that they intend, by interception which they dream not of.”

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