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Wokingham U3A AGM followed by Monthly Meeting: 75 Years of Forces Radio – Alan Grace

Date and time: April 16 from 2:30 pm until 4:30 pm

Cost: £2.00

75 years ago the Forces Broadcasting Service began transmitting from a harem in Algiers.

Alan says:

“In those days the equipment was rather primitive and on one occasion in North Africa, we had to use cactus thorns instead of steel needles to play the records.  Often the broadcasters were operating in difficult circumstances.

All told, we have broadcast from 104 locations from Aden to Zeltweg in Austria.

Wherever the Forces are serving, we provide their Link with Home.”


Information pertaining to the AGM can be found here.



St Paul’s Parish Rooms

Reading Road
Wokingham, Berkshire RG41 1EH United Kingdom
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Margaret Walton

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