No personnel yet known for posting to this Network or Station.
The set was concealed behind a locker in the Golf Club House. Unusually the locker room at Newport Golf Club is on the first floor. This meant that the noise of someone coming up the stairs would have given time to hide the set. The back of the locker was a secret door to access the set. The batteries were hidden under the floorboards in front of the locker. It is thought that the aerial was likely concealed in the roof of the Club House.
The operator would certainly have to have been a member or a member of staff to enter the club.
As this remains a private club, it is not normally possible to visit to see the locker room, which has in any case been refurbished since the war.
Path analysis has shown that this must have been a suboutstation as there was no line of sigh path to the Blorenge Zero station. There was a clear path however to the Coed Y Caerau outstation, though not to any other. It is possible that it was linked through a repeater station between the sites.
The Station Operator is, at present, not known although it is suspected the wartime Club President would have had some knowledge of the site. Evan Frederic Morgan, Viscount Tredegar was, in 1940, the Newport Group Organiser for the newly formed Local Defence Volunteers. In 1942 he was promoted to Major and Commanding Officer of Special Section Royal Signals, Army Pigeon Service. It is thought he served with Military Intelligence, Section 8. He resigns after a Court Martial for offences against the Official Secrets Act in August 1943.
Newport Golf Club, Club House Outstation
Major David Wemyss