DIRECTORATE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS
By: R J P Hayes
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The Central Communications Establishment is divided into two sections. The Development Section is concerned with the evaluation and modification of commercially produced equipment, together with preparation of technical information and specifications. This section is also charged with the task of testing equipment on delivery from the manufacturers.
The Installation Section is responsible for planning, assembling and in some cases manufacturing equipment before final test. This section is jointly responsible with the Regional Wireless Engineer concerned for commissioning the final handing over of a scheme to the customer.
The main stock of radio equipment is held at CCE, Harrow, at Weedon in Northamptonshire and at Bishops Cleave.
The regional wireless organisation consists of three Areas with headquarters at Harrow, Birmingham and Manchester. Each Area co-ordinates the activities of its Depots, liaises with Customer Services and acts as the advisory contact between them and Headquarters for requirements. The Area also overseas Depot installation and maintenance activities. There are ten Depots and two sub Depots in various locations throughout England and Wales. An additional Depot, covering the London area, is about to be set up: