Crucial work helped shorten war by two years
Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire was at the centre of Britain’s intelligencegathering during the Second World War.
It brought together the country’s sharpest minds to solve the codes of the Nazi war machine and its Axis allies Italy and Japan.
Experts believe the efforts of staff helped to shorten the war by at least two years, while some experts say that without their efforts, the outcome of the war would have been uncertain.
Adrienne Gurr firstly served at Beaumanor in Leicestershire where she arrived in January 1943, but was switched to Bletchley in March the same year. She served in D and G blocks until 1946 for SIXTA, analysing traffic signals to build a picture of the enemy’s strength in each area.
Adrienne Gurr is named on the Wall of Honour, left, for her service at Bletchley Park during the Second World War