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WWII AIR MINISTRY ENCLOSED MORSE KEY TYPE D
Used on the high voltage portion of circuitry in a transmitter, therefore the unit is fully enclosed to protect the operator.
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- I a was an RAF Telegraphist - trained at RAF Cosford 1958/1959 served all over, Leeming, Hong Kong, Gan, Nratsc Preston, and a bit on Air sea rescue
When I was doing my Wireless part of being Teleg I used this Morse key, we used to use it with a dinner knife, this was placed under the collar of the handle and adjusted to suit your own skill - it operated very much like the American side swipe key. Fond memories !!
.......... George B Newell, Wigan, Lancashire, 13th of January 2014
- In 1958 used my own Type D key to sit my PMG morse exam in the James Watt marine radio college in Greenock. Excellent key and still use it.
.......... Tom Kennedy, Kilmarnock, Scotland, 18th of September 2012
- I have a key of this type but less cover (never used during my service). Trained as WOP/MSR at Blackpool then Compton Basset in 1944 (am now 86!) Key travelled with me and was set to my spring tension and gap preferences. Was taken on watch and connected to site key by crocodile clips. Used whilst serving at RAF Kandy Ceylon, Udine Italy and Bahrein Persian Culf until demob in 1948
.......... Bill Eckford, Lanchester, Co. Durham, 13th of July 2012
- My memory of the above key. I was in the Royal Air Force doing my national service 1956 -1958. My service number was 5033555 I trained as a wireless operator at RAF Compton Basset Wiltshire. The Morse keys we trained on were type D. When I passed out from Compton Basset I was posted to 591 SU RAF Digby in Lincolnshire as part of a mobile signals unit. I also came across the D type key at HMS Wildfire. Chatham Navy Barracks. I have just bought a D type key. A trip down memory lane
.......... Gordon Kneale Brooke, 34 Brigg Lane Camblesforth Selby North Yorkshire YO8 8HJ , 29th of January 2012
- Marconi Co England designed key, I have an early one stamped "Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Co. Ltd. No58762 London" Magnificent keys and great to use.
.......... John, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, 8th of May 2011
- This key's part number was "7373" which suggests that a Radio Ham was involved somewhere! ("73" is amateur Morse shorthand for "best wishes")
.......... Phil Harris G4SPZ, Bewdley, 5th of June 2010
- I have an Air Ministry Morse Key Type B Ref no 10F/310 from my Royal Signals days.
.......... Mike Hazell, South Woodham Ferrers Essex, 22nd of March 2010