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                                          GREG BARNES' U.K. trip (Part 1 OF 4) 
September 2019
                                                                 posted November 10,  2019


Greg Barnes was with CBC Radio for over 29 years. His career in Edmonton and Vancouver encompassed a variety of technical, current affairs production and management roles. When he left CBC in 1995 he was Manager Of BC Region Radio Production. In the last couple of years prior to his leaving, Greg was Regional Radio representative on the small committee that the English services created to restructure the workforce. "Opportunity For Change" was a major initiative that resulted in new ways employees did their work by getting rid of many silos and broadening job descriptions. Within a year after him leaving, the CBC and the Unions negotiated many of the changes proposed in that document. In 1996 Greg went to work for International Forest Products running a major training project for millworkers. He was also hired to be Human Resources Manager of five cedar mills. He later joined the District of West Vancouver as Deputy Director of HR and Labour Relations. He achieved his goal to retire early in 2006. In addition to motorcycling, skiing and travel, he just concluded a 28 year high school football officiating career. He also combined that with 15 years working for the CFL at BC Lions games. He and Colette live in Coquitlam and are the parents of 3 adult children and blessed with 3 grandchildren.

“For me, any day that involves a train trip is a good day. Bletchley Park was everything I had hoped it would be. If you are a fan of wartime history, I encourage you to visit if you are in the area.  Next, join me back in London as I head underground to the Churchill War Rooms.”

                                              Album #1 Bletchley Park – Code Breakers

"The many exhibits are highly technical, as was the project itself. I have minimized the technical aspect of the album for the sake of the viewer."

1. Bletchley Train Station Trip from Euston Station in London took 50 minutes.

2. The Mansion! HQ of the Enigma Code Breaking Project.

3. The Head guy for a couple of years. Got the project going. Over 10,000 people worked on various aspects of the project until 1945. It was secret for 50 years after the war.

4. Used in the movie The Imitation Game

5. Pretty shot across the lake

6. Denniston's Office

7. One of a lot of open space for the use of the people assigned to Bletchley.

8. Examples of some of the beautiful wood in the Mansion

9. Part of The Library

10. Part of The Library

11. Gorgeous wooden door

12. Watch The Imitation Game to see Turing's life story

13. Pieces of a German Enigma Code Machine

14. German Enigma Code Machine

15. Replica of the Bombe, Turing and crew designed & built many of them to break the Enigma Code and then use the info to guide the Allies war effort

16. Once broken a coded message was checked on a smaller machine

17. The Bombe's were loud as hell and ran hot. Imagine a long shift in that room.

18. The Cottages were both work spaces & living quarters.

19. Examples of nice architecture on the Cottages.

20. The whole area was large and required basic transportation.

1. Bletchley Train Station trip from Euston Station in London

1. Bletchley Train Station trip from Euston Station in London

2. The Mansion HQ of the Enigma Code Breaking Project, signage

2. The Mansion HQ of the Enigma Code Breaking Project, signage

3. Head of the School

3. Head of the School


4. Used in the movie The Imitation Game

4. Used in the movie The Imitation Game

5. Pretty shot across the lake.

5. Pretty shot across the lake.

6. Denniston's Office

6. Denniston's Office


7. Open space for the use of the people assigned to Bletchley

7. Open space for the use of the people assigned to Bletchley

8. Example of some of the beautiful wood in the Mansion.

8. Example of some of the beautiful wood in the Mansion.

9. Part of the Library

9. Part of the Library


10.	Part of The Library

10. Part of The Library

11.	Gorgeous wooden door

11. Gorgeous wooden door

12.	Watch The Imitation Game to see Turing’s life story

12. Watch The Imitation Game to see Turing’s life story


13.	Pieces of a German Enigma Code Machine

13. Pieces of a German Enigma Code Machine

14.	German Enigma Code Machine

14. German Enigma Code Machine

15.	Replica of the Bombe, Turing and crew designed & built many of them to break the Enigma Code and then use the info to guide the Allies war effort

15. Replica of the Bombe, Turing and crew designed & built many of them to break the Enigma Code and then use the info to guide the Allies war effort


16.	Once broken a coded message was checked on a smaller machine

16. Once broken a coded message was checked on a smaller machine

17.	The Bombe's were loud as hell and ran hot. Imagine a long shift in that room.

17. The Bombe's were loud as hell and ran hot. Imagine a long shift in that room.

 18.	The Cottages were both work spaces & living quarters.

18. The Cottages were both work spaces & living quarters.


19.	Examples of nice architecture on the Cottages.

19. Examples of nice architecture on the Cottages.

20.	The whole area was large and required basic transportation.

20. The whole area was large and required basic transportation.