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Bletchley Park Veteran

Shortly before the end of the Summer Term Year 5 had an exciting Fabulous Finish to their World War 2 topic when they had the opportunity to ‘virtually’ speak to 94 year old veteran of Bletchley Park, Betty Webb, on Zoom.

Betty was part of a small team working on Japanese and other coded messages in Block F at Bletchley Park which was housed in a concrete hut nicknamed the Burma Road. She and her colleagues played an important and often underplayed role in breaking Japanese codes and cyphers, a vital part of the eventual victory in the Far East.

The children had prepared questions in advance and Betty gave fascinating answers to them all. She brought the topic to life in the most unique and special way and it was a memorable experience for children and teachers alike. Betty even wore her special Bletchley Park badge and showed them a photo of when she received her MBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

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