Passing away of Geoffrey Pidgeon

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Passing away of Geoffrey Pidgeon

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Dear Friends...

It is with very great sadness that we have to tell you that this will be the last SCU-Newsletter

On last Thursday morning 12th August, our father, Geoffrey very suddenly passed away while staying with his youngest son, John. He had been keenly aware and fully active to the very last of his days and working on his next newsletter with his characteristic energy.

As a regular recipient to Geoffrey's SCU - Newsletters, you will need no introduction to Geoffrey's background and involvement with the SIS / MI6 operation at the outlaying section of Bletchley Park in Whaddon which was responsible, among other things, for making possible the transmission of the Ultra Secret results to the Allied field commanders.

Geoffrey was one of the youngest people involved at Bletchley Park, he will be among the very last of this generation who did so much to shorten the war and save so many lives. In recognition of his contribution to this great work, he was awarded the Legion d' Honneur by the French Ambassador and our Minister of Defence at Lancaster House in October 2019.

You will of course know that his great passion in the last years was to investigate, study and report on the essential peripheral activities that were necessary to take advantage of the vital Ultra Secret . Much of this is summed up in his fascinating book 'Secret Wireless War' but the many more anecdotal, personal and related stories were what made his many newsletters such a joy to read. Alas, there will be no more, the chapter has ended as one of the last veterans of Bletchley Park takes his final bow.

(was signed:) Laurence, Michael and John

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