DUBBO TRANSMITTING STATION
AND CYPHER AND RECEIVING STATION
AT DUBBO, NSW DURING WWII

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The Postmaster Generals Department (PMG) established a bunker for the RAAF containing a Transmitting Station about 4kms from the RAAF Station at Dubbo in New South Wales. It was hidden in the scrub and had about 6 transmitters. It became operational in 1943. Corporal Noel Abel (117324) was in charge of this Transmitting Station and installed the equipment. This Transmitting Station operated 24hrs per day. There was always one person on duty over night. The Transmitting Station bunker is still there today. All of the equipment has gone. It's location and former use are not well known in the local community.

After the war this bunker was transferred to the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) and used as their transmitting station. Peter Davidson was stationed at DCA Dubbo from 1962 to 1965 and worked in the bunker. It was replaced by a new brick building near the airport.

The Receiving bunker was established in the grounds of the Dubbo RAAF Base - 6 Stores Depot. A number of WT WAAAF's were based in this bunker.

 

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I'd like to thank Noel Abel and Peter Davidson for their assistance with this home page.

 

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