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The Friends of SRDE who are ex-SRDE employees are collaborating with the Red House Museum and Gardens at Christchurch, Dorset, to create a Local History Project to commemorate the work on Military Communications carried out by SRDE over the period from 1948 -1980 before it was moved to join forces with RRE at Malvern in 1980.

If you are a former employee of SRDE, please click on the attached questionnaire PDF at the bottom of the page and email back to us via the contact page. Your information is invaluable to help us catalogue the work carried out at the establishment between 1948 to 1980.

The SRDE archive which includes a large number of negatives c.1953-1977; an almost complete set of user handbooks (provisional/final); SRDE inventions 1930s and 1940s, early experimental diaries, and a large number of press cuttings is held at the Royal Signals Museum at Blandford Camp, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8RH Tel: 01258 482160;

There is archive material at the Red House Museum and Gardens, Quay Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1BU, which includes a collection of photographs of equipment and staff employed at SRDE and a dossier of personal and technical recollections. For further details contact the Museum Curator on Tel: 01202 482860.

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