April 2021

Bawdsey Podcast Ten

The next in our regular series of podcasts has arrived and it explores National Service at Bawdsey.

Following the end of the Second World War there was still a need for Britain to maintain high levels of military power in some parts of the world. The British government concluded that to meet these needs effectively they would use National Service during peacetime.

In 1947 Parliament passed the National Service Act which would come into force two years later in 1949. In this episode we take a look into the stories of some of the men stationed at Bawdsey for their National Service. Listen here.


Thank you to the National Heritage Lottery Fund for their support and to Emily Casson for researching and producing this podcast.

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Bawdsey Podcast Ten