Directorate of Telecommunications
POLICE SERVICE; Lancashire
Prior to the outbreak of World War II, Lancashire Police were progressively introducing early forms of two-way VHF radio communication as part of their policing policy.
One of the newly established radio sites was at Billinge, some 13 miles NE of Liverpool, which later was to become one of the nine regional Directorate of Telecommunication bases.
The following article, together with the photographs in the gallery on this page, were kindly supplied by John Renwick, who’s father was a serving officer with Lancashire Police during the 1938-1943 period for which these photographs relate to. They provide a glimpse of the early equipment and antennas in use at the hill-top site and some of the activities which the police were involved with, including the National Fire Service (NFS) during WWII.
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