GPO

History of War - - THE FORGOTTEN MANY -

The gen­eral post of­fice WAS An­other part in The in­tri­cate sys­tem

The Gen­eral Post Of­fice (GPO) owned the tele­phone lines, ex­changes and other equip­ment that were cru­cial to bind­ing together the RAF’S com­mand and control sys­tem, as well as its day-to-day ac­tiv­i­ties. Its staff car­ried out vi­tal main­te­nance and re­pair work, of­ten while the sta­tions and radar sites they were sup­port­ing were un­der at­tack. With­out their ef­forts, RAF Fighter Com­mand would have lost its key edge: the abil­ity to gather and dis­sem­i­nate in­for­ma­tion, and then di­rect its air­craft to en­emy formations.

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