The picture below was taken at Pardess Hanna, central Palestine in 1946. Tony, G3OMT (then known as Signalman Russell, A.B.T.) was with K Troop - part of 1st Div. Signals attached to 2 Brigade.
The exchange comprised 2 civilian-type 40 line with all of the 80 subscribers causing a very busy time especially when a flap was on!
K Troop were involved with internal security 24 hours a day and the Brigade radio net had 25 outstations including Palestine Police posts. There were also radio rear links with Div. of course, one telephony and one telegraphy, all on 24 hour watch. Add to that the usual Signal Office duties and Tony was a very busy lad - looking back he says he thoroughly enjoyed it and made some very good pals.
Photograph © 2004 G3OMT
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