Daphne Bower, 95, is originally from Romford, Essex. She volunteered for the army at the age of 17 and a half and then officially signed up on the 6 August ‘43. This was two days after her 18th birthday. She was provisionally posted in Leicester before then being moved to somewhere near Blackpool. It was while she was here that Daphne was selected to undergo training to receive morse code so that she could become a wireless interceptor.
Following on from episode 3 where we heard Betty Webb MBE’s experiences whilst serving at Bletchley Park, Daphne tells us about life at the interceptor stations which passed on the messages to Bletchley Park.