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First Day at Bletchley Park

In the first half of 1941, Pamela Downing was still studying at the Birmingham School of Art. On 28 Jul 1941, according to her mother Molly‘s diary, she learnt that she had failed to secure another year at the college. Both her parents had served in the First World War and it was clear that Pamela who had just turned 21 ought to be doing something a little more positive for the war effort. Continue reading →
Last updated on 9 May 2020 by E Morgan

Bletchley Billet in Woburn Sands

Pamela Downing’s longest and last billet, whilst serving in Hut 6 at Bletchley Park, was in Woburn Sands. Here she shared a house with her colleagues, Jane Morris, Daisy Genge and Margaret Bonser. Continue reading →
Last updated on 11 May 2020 by JJ Morgan

Hut 6, Bletchley Park Reunion 1981

The Hut 6, Bletchley Park Reunion in May 1981 was the first big gathering after almost 40 years of secrecy. It was a significant challenge to reach as many people as possible as all official records had been deliberately destroyed. Pamela Morgan (née Downing) who served in Hut 6 from Oct 1941 to Aug 1945 was amongst a small circle of Bletchley friends who started the process. According to documents kept in her archive 133 people were contacted and 79 came to the reunion (see below) which took place in London on 9 May 1981. Continue reading →
Last updated on 17 May 2020 by E Morgan

VE Day at Hut 6, Bletchley Park

Pamela Downing served in Hut 6 at Bletchley Park as a civilian from 13 Oct 1941 to 29 Aug 1945. Hut 6 was at the heart of German Army and Air Force Intelligence Code Breaking. She was engaged with a team working round the clock in an intense environment repeatedly processing and entering coded messages directly into Enigma/Typex machines. We have three photographs of her and her colleagues from Hut 6 (and a few from Hut 3) celebrating VE Day. These are rare examples of the very few taken at Bletchley throughout the period. Continue reading →
Last updated on 19 June 2020 by JJ Morgan

Donald Morgan in India 1946

Donald Cecil Morgan a Warrant Officer in the British Intelligence Corp set sail from England for India on 29 Dec 1945, aged 23. He had been called up and spent an initial period at Bletchley Park from Oct 1943 to Oct 1945 and was to spend the next ten months in India where tensions were high as it embarked on the road to Independence and eventual Partition. Continue reading →
Last updated on 17 May 2020 by JJ Morgan

Pamela Morgan née Downing Memorial Page

This page is a summary of documents associated with Pamela Morgan’s funeral held on 8 Jan 2013. These were originally put up on this web site for those who were not able to attend on the day itself and now left as her Memorial Page. Continue reading →
Last updated on 8 June 2020 by JJ Morgan