George Arthur Spencer

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Sergeant George Arthur Spencer
Life dates
Unknown - 08 Aug 2000

George Spencer was a prewar wireless amateur with the callsign G2KI.
In 1939 he served with the Radio Security Service, a secret intercept service run by radio amateurs to look for any possible German spies that might be transmitting.

Unit or location Role Posted from until
Royal Signals Support Royal Signals Support 1941 08 Sep 1944
The Royal Signals
Military number

George enlisted in 1939, and he joined production team Hundon as Corporal by 1941. In Dec 1942 he was reported to be somewhere in the south of England (but not at Coleshill). He remained with Auxiliary Units Signals until the Autumn 1944 Stand Down.

Returned to Special Ops work according to a self written biography.

He was demobbed in November 1945

Other information

In 2018, George Spencer's run of the RSGB Bulletin, Mercury and various other amateur radio papers, along with a selection of old wireless equipment he had owned was found at a car boot sale. Some items were apparently purchased for the Royal Signals Museum. One of CATT's volunteers purchased the magazines, which proved a valuable source of information about the early Royal Signals team, who kept in touch through the pages of the RSGB Bulletin. One of the items purchased was a USAAF tuning set for B17 bomber wireless sets, which quite appropriately is now on display at 390th Bomb Group Museum at Parham in Suffolk, which also houses the Auxiliary Units Museum.