Search to find a Codebreaker in your family tree

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Visit Bletchley Park’s Roll of Honour and you may find a Codebreaker in your family tree.

That’s the invitation from Bletchley Park which has launched a searchable roll of honour on its website.

This allows people all over the world to learn about the veterans’ contribution to the Codebreaking efforts of the Government Code and Cypher School during the Second World War at Bletchley Park and its outstations.

Search options include an individual veteran’s name – either maiden or married – or by section, location or building.

The more that veterans and their families tell the Bletchley Park Trust about the work they carried out, the richer this vital archive will become, said a spokesman.

It is largely dependent on information given by the veterans themselves as well as their loved ones and former colleagues.

Veterans and their representatives can add photographs and fascinating additional information about life and work at Bletchley and its outstations.

The Trust welcomes written accounts of their wartime work – without these contributions this Roll of Honour would simply be a list of names.

Memories of the social life abound, as well as the work. Rozanne Colchester (nee Medhurst) said: “There were a great many love affairs going on about which we did not speak in those claustrophobic days of the war.

At Bletchley I took part in the revues. I was a dancer when young, and was part of the chorus at Bletchley. Every week we had a day off and usually went to London.”