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Welcome to DTELS.ORG
updated 14th March 2019



Welcome
Now spring is here I hope this greeting finds all of you who once worked for the organisation are fit and well. I appreciate non of us are getting any younger but it was encouraging to see so many people attending the recent special 25th anniversary reunion looking perky and clearly enjoying life.

Site Update
A few photo additions, two from Martin Swift relating to Garway site and one added to Bishops Cleeve MU plus the 2019 reunion photos.

... and Finally
As ever I wish you good health, happiness and fortune. Please continue to visit this site, particularly the forum to view new postings and see updates on this home page.

Steven ColeKind Regards



Steven Cole
Webmaster

stevencole.uk

 

New Visitor to this Site?
May I extend a big welcome to those of you who may be visiting this web site for the first time. If you not already aware, this site is dedicated to recording some of the history of the Directorate of Telecommunications.

As a public sector department within the Home Office for England and Wales, the Directorate was responsible for providing wireless communication support to Emergency Service users in the two countries.

Its origins go back to World War II (circa 1939) and grew over the years to become a major service provider to a wider range of Public Safety central and local government services. In 1991 it changed its name to DTELS and three years later became a private sector company following a trade sale to National Transcommunications Limited (ntl).

For more information about this web site, please click here.

 

Ex-DTELS HQ For Sale or Let!
Front-View
Taken prior to being opened in 1992 the HQ building at Ruddington, Nottinghamshire and closed less than two years later following the trade sale to NTL.

25 Years on the building is currently up for let or possible sale.

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A number of photos appear on the rightmove site for those of you wanting to take a trip down memory lane....

DTELS 25th Anniversary Reunion
Photos from the DTELS 2019 Reunion

 

BEREAVEMENTS
 
updated 8th November 2019

Please
Click here for bereavement notices relating to former DTELS employees.  Latest notice posted 8th November 2019:

Alan Ward - SWT Kippax Depot
John Cicirko - WT Lincoln Detachment

 

DTELS FORUM
Please periodically check for new postings and replies on the forum

 

FEATURES

About Us
Historical information about the Directorate, its responsibilities, organisational structure, aims, objectives and principal customers

DTELS Forum
Active member postings and notices.  For new registrations please follow instructions as set out in the feedback page.

Feedback
A quick and convenient way to contact
Steven Cole for all DTELS.Org site matters.

Click this link for the feedback form

Image Library
Photographs covering Directorate people, places and equipment. Mouse over image below to select required topic

Image Library TopicsHeadquartersDepotsFire ServiceMaintenance UnitsOutstationsPolice ServiceEquipmentAntenna & Sites


Legal
Contact and site legal details

Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous topics, links to other sites, glossary etc

Publications

Library of Directorate publications giving an insight to the function and breadth of the organisation

Personal Recollections
Personal memories contributed by individuals who either worked for, or had contact with, the Directorate

Post DTELS
Events, reunions and related information

Site Map
Links to every topic on this site

Webmaster
Background information

Articles for Publishing
As ever I welcome DTELS related articles for publishing on this site. In particular personal recollection articles as I know many of you have enjoyed these trips down memory lane

So please do your bit to record some history and send your articles by email to the address given on the feedback page.

Site Contributers and
Acknowledgement