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The Radio Section at Imperial War Museums, Duxford
Updated 04 March 2015







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The Duxford Radio Society (DRS) provides the function of the Radio Section at the Imperial War Museums, Duxford, Cambridge, England.

DRS consists of a group of radio communications specialist volunteers who research, conserve, restore, display and operate historic military radio, radar and navigation equipment to support the Imperial War Museums Duxford operation.


The Society was originally founded by Major John Brown (the designer of the famous wartime Type B MKII ('B2') suitcase radio transmitter-receiver) and Richard Pope G4HXH.

DRS and its members own a majority of the radio, radar and navigation artifacts on public display at IWM Duxford. 

The radio communication exhibition and display areas are located in Duxford Buildings 177 and 178 which are positioned between Hangar 5 and the American Air Museum.


The Radio Section is open every Saturday and Sunday from approximately 10.00 am to 3.00 pm and also on most days of the week when volunteers are present on site to staff the buildings and to supervise the equipment displays. 

Other opening times are by prior arrangement by writing to: Duxford Radio Society, c/o The Imperial War Museums, Duxford, Cambridge, CB22 4QR, England.

DRS also operates the Radio Station call sign GB2IWM, to demonstrate radio communications in action world-wide, using both modern and vintage military equipment, many days of the week from Building 177.

It should be stressed that the primary mission and purpose of DRS is the collection, conservation, restoration, exhibition and display to the public of historic communications equipment used in military and civil conflict, in order to support the Imperial War Museums, and
the Society is not an Amateur Radio club.

Most DRS working volunteers are also members of the Duxford Aviation Society.



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