Leslie Arthur George Parnell

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Sergeant Leslie Arthur George "Les" Parnell
Life dates
09 Oct 1915 - 2002

Les Parnell was one of the original Radio Amateurs that helped set up the Special Duties wireless network. Initially at Bachelors Hall, he was in charge of 4 other men who were sent to Scotland to set up the Barnack network. They were based in turn at Markinch, Arbroath, Broughty Ferry, Edinburgh, Dunbar and Berwick-on-Tweed. On finishing this he was sent to Salisbury

Unit or location Role Posted from until
Royal Signals Support Royal Signals Support Unknown 08 Sep 1944
Edinburgh Golf Course Instation Area Signals Section 01 May 1942 01 Feb 1943
Salisbury Instation Area Signals Section 01 Feb 1943 1944
Bachelor's Hall Instation Royal Signals Support 1941 01 May 1942
The Royal Signals
Commissioned or Enlisted
Before June 1940
96 Brown Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire (May 1943)
Other information

Wireless amateur callsign G8PP


Royal Signals Stand Down Photo caption
Les Parnell letter 8 Jun 1999
RSGB Bulletin, July 1940