DIRECTORATE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS
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Apart from it’s primary role of communication service provider to the Police Fire and Prison Services, the Directorate was also responsible for providing secondary support to other emergency organisations, many of whom had no direct central or local government funding. One such organisation where the Directorate provided Technical and Regulatory support was Mountain Rescue.
In December 2007 Brian Hill wrote a personalised account of his association with the Mountain Rescue Council from 1989 until his retirement in 2000. The early period spanned his time with the Directorate before transferring to Radio Frequency & Communications Planning Unit (RFCPU) in the early 90’s #.
Brian’s account is reproduced on Page 2, together with RFCPU Technical Report 46 on Page 3. Although technically not a Directorate document, it has been included as this was an example of one of the many projects undertaken by the organisation that was eventually passed on post DTELS restructuring and subsequent privatisation.
# RFCPU was a Home Office department set up in the early 90’s to provide core communication services previously undertaken by the Directorate and was not part of the eventual DTELS privatisation.
Brian Hill for providing his personalised account on Page 2 and a copy of the RFCPU Report 46 on Page 3, which is Crown Copyright.