Scarborough’s Secret Wireless Station: GCHQ Irton Moor

by adminpublished on August 10, 2021

Scarborough’s ‘wireless station’ had humble beginnings in 1912 as one of the first Admiralty interception sites on the East Coast working against the German High Seas Fleet, which would prove invaluable during the First World War. It would go on to be part of the vast signals intelligence network linked to Bletchley Park in the Second World War and then became part of the post-war GCHQ. While shrouded in secrecy some of its operational successes have been declassified, and the site is now pioneering new approaches to recruiting the next generation of technical specialists