The Duxford Radio Society (DRS) forms 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.
Society was originally founded by Major
John Brown (the designer of the famous
wartime Type B MKII ('B2') suitcase radio
transmitter-receiver) and by
Richard Pope G4HXH.
and its members own a majority of the
radio, radar and navigation artifacts on
public display at IWM Duxford.
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
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, using both modern and vintage
military equipment, most days of the week
from Building 177 to demonstrate radio
communications in action world-wide.
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
Most DRS working volunteers are also
members of the Duxford Aviation Society.