An extended recollection from one of our regular contributors, Paul Croxson. Too long to include in Sub Rosa, his robust account of National Service in the mid-fifties will bring memories for some, entertainment and perhaps edification to all. Read about ‘two appalling weeks’ of bed-blocks, bulling, blancoing, even ‘ruined mince’. He touches on Alan Bennett, the Glorious Glosters, Jimmy Edwards, famous artists, and not-so-famous comrades in signals intelligence. We visit Blenheim Barracks, Maresfield, GCHQ, Monchengladbach and Langeleben, and the Museum of Ordure.
Another thought-provoking piece from the pen of Paul Croxson on the vulnerability not only of German but also of British Sigint efforts in WWII. An abstract from this 21,000-word essay appeared in the spring issue of Sub Rosa.Download pdf
Continuing from the spring Sub Rosa, Lester Hillman's account of the proposal for an intelligence museum at the Trocadero in London.Download pdf
Continuation from the winter edition of Sub Rosa of Rene Dee's recollections as a boy soldier.
A rare treat!
A fascinating, well researched piece by Paul Croxson which expands the foretaste published in the winter 2015 edition of Sub Rosa.
(Please note that for very long pieces such as this, we only lightly proofread).