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WWII "Secret Listeners of Gilnahirk"
« on: October 27, 2013, 02:05:19 PM »
George Busby, will be giving a talk and powerpoint presentation entitled

 "Secret Listeners of Gilnahirk" (during World War 2).

   7 30pm Tuesday 29th October 2013

Cooke Centenary Church Hall

       Park Road
      Ormeau Road
        Belfast

A special Halloween Supper will be provided.
Suggested donation £2 in aid of PW funds.

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Re: WWII "Secret Listeners of Gilnahirk"
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2013, 07:07:55 PM »
George Busby, will be giving a talk and powerpoint presentation entitled

 "Secret Listeners of Gilnahirk" (during World War 2).

   7 30pm Tuesday 29th October 2013

Cooke Centenary Church Hall

       Park Road
      Ormeau Road
        Belfast

A special Halloween Supper will be provided.
Suggested donation £2 in aid of PW funds.
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Re: WWII "Secret Listeners of Gilnahirk"
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2013, 07:29:54 PM »
Don't expect you to travel all that way, just for one night. :D

PW = Presbyterian Women.

  They have invited George Busy, a speaker on

The History and Purpose of Gilnahirk Radio Station.
'One of Northern Ireland's best kept wartime secrets'

   


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Re: WWII "Secret Listeners of Gilnahirk"
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2013, 07:40:54 PM »
Don't expect you to travel all that way, just for one night. :D

PW = Presbyterian Women.

  They have invited George Busy, a speaker on

The History and Purpose of Gilnahirk Radio Station.
'One of Northern Ireland's best kept wartime secrets'

 
Ok, thanks I was thinking " prisoners of war" etc. gilnahirk sounds familiar. Was there a TA barracks  there at one time?
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Re: WWII "Secret Listeners of Gilnahirk"
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2013, 07:43:16 PM »
Sorry I don't know.

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Re: WWII "Secret Listeners of Gilnahirk"
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2013, 07:45:18 PM »
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Re: WWII "Secret Listeners of Gilnahirk"
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2013, 07:46:59 PM »
That would be best, some one older.

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Re: WWII "Secret Listeners of Gilnahirk"
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2013, 08:18:35 PM »
I knew a chap who worked there.  He died a few years ago.

He mentioned that the Gilnahirk monitoring station and one at L'derry were responsible for alerting the authorities to shipping movements between Russia and Cuba in the early 1960s.

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Re: WWII "Secret Listeners of Gilnahirk"
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2013, 07:40:49 PM »
Don't expect you to travel all that way, just for one night. :D

PW = Presbyterian Women.

  They have invited George Busy, a speaker on

The History and Purpose of Gilnahirk Radio Station.
'One of Northern Ireland's best kept wartime secrets'

 

Sounds like a great evening
for WW11 history buffs :read:

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Re: WWII "Secret Listeners of Gilnahirk"
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2013, 07:49:48 PM »
It has now been converted into bright modern apartments, a buddy bought one and has just moved in , lovely apartment.

Sounds like it might be worth going along to the talk.
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Re: WWII "Secret Listeners of Gilnahirk"
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2013, 07:51:11 PM »
Whoops ! Just realised the date and time, I've missed it !  :-\ :D
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Re: WWII "Secret Listeners of Gilnahirk"
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2013, 08:02:50 PM »
Sounds like a great evening
for WW11 history buffs :read:
It certainly does.
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Re: WWII "Secret Listeners of Gilnahirk"
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2013, 06:58:20 AM »
 Here I am ,thinking that the Yanks were the first at this "monitoring" caper. :D                                                                                                                                          cannon

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Re: WWII "Secret Listeners of Gilnahirk"
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2013, 11:06:48 PM »
Here I am ,thinking that the Yanks were the first at this "monitoring" caper. :D                                                                                                                                          cannon
I imagine the caveman were at it, spying on the Neanderthalers . I think the only countries wot don't spy are the ones wot can't.

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Re: WWII "Secret Listeners of Gilnahirk"
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2013, 12:18:40 AM »