DIRECTORATE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS
WEBMASTER - STEVEN R. COLE
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I joined the Directorate in early 1970 and apart from two and half years service with the Scottish Home & Heath Department (SHHD), I remained with the organisation until transferring to NTL in March 1994 following the government trade sale and then continued with NTL until I took early retirement in December 2002.
My personal interests include playing keyboard, computing, photography, travel and web design.
1970-1974; Technician - initially based at Romsley Depot for four months to ‘learn the ropes’ then transferred to the Warwickshire Outstation located at Lillington Police Station near Leamington Spa. My work in those days was mainly on VHF/UHF links and Control Systems supporting Warwickshire and Coventry Police and Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull Fire Services. These services were amalgamated in 1974 following the Local Government Reorganisation to form Warwickshire Police and Warwickshire Fire.
1974-1977; Technician - based at the SHHD Inverness Outstation carrying out VHF/UHF maintenance duties covering the Highland Region in support of various departments including PNC, Royal Observer Corps, Civil Defence and Red Deer Commission.
1977-1979; Technician - based at the Worcester Outstation located at the Police HQ Hindlip Hall carrying out VHF/UHF and Control System maintenance duties primarily supporting West Mercia Police and Hereford and Worcester Fire Service.
1979-1983; - Senior Technician; responsible for the day-day running of the Sheffield Outstation located in the City Centre at near to Westbar Police Station, which provided full maintenance services to South Yorkshire Police and Fire Brigade.