Bletchley Park: Colossus At 70

On February 5, 2014, The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) at Bletchley Park celebrated the 70th anniversary of the world's first electronic computer Colossus

Radio amateur Tony E. Sale, who passed away August 28, 2011, started the project to rebuild Colossus in 1993 and it was completed in 2007.

In the early 1950's Tony was a research assistant at Marconi’s laboratories at Great Baddow, Essex, where he was an assistant to Peter Wright (author of Spycatcher) on research into Doppler radar.

Tony Sale was a member of the British Amateur Television Club (BATC) and the first edition of their newsletter CQ-TV, published October 1949 carries a report by Tony. It is understood he was issued a no-Morse G3K?? TV amateur licence in 1955 when he was living in Rayleigh, Essex, prior to him joining MI5. If anybody has an old callbook from that era and can find the call sign please let us know.......

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