Ron Dabbs was one of the earliest members of the Royal Signals Special Duties team. Recruited because of his experience as a Radio Ham, he was appointed Sergeant in Charge at Bachelors Hall, Hundon, Suffolk. Wireless amateur callsign G2RD.
He was instrumental in the design of the TRD wireless set, thought to have been named Transmitter Receiver Dabbs, because of this. He remained with the Special Duties Signals team until Stand Down, being pictured at Coleshill House then.
By Nov 1939 Signalman Royal Signals
Born at Forest Gate, London he was the son of Edward and Edith Dabbs. He married Kathleen Franklin in 1945 in Surrey.
Royal Signals Stand Down photo caption
RSGB Bulletin Dec 1939