The Y Service 1939-45



Those were the words of an officer to persuade men to join his unit. The Army, with the cunning of centuries of planting ideas of heroism in the minds of young men, ”invited operators nearing 3 rd Class rating to volunteer (how gentle) for hazardous duties”.

Should you be expecting tales like those of Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond books, you will be disappointed. The task of ‘Y' Service was to gather information from the enemy radio traffic and to “Create alarm and despondency among the enemy”

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The Nazi counterfeit story

Y Service operations at ARNHEM Direction Finding (D/F)

The German surrender

Major G K Rothwell's story

Dennis Underwood's Memories

Kohima 5 SWS in the Far East

Hugh Skillen obituary

Dennis Brown Interview

Hugh Sherdley's story

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