The following is a chronological list of the additions and changes made to the website.



10 April 2018
23 March 2018
3 Feb 2018
21 Jan 2018
​20 Jan 2018
20 Jan 2018
17 Jan 2018
15 Jan 2018
8 Nov 2017
31 Oct 2017
27 Oct 2017

9 Oct 2017
23 Sep 2017
21 Sep 2017
20 Sep 2017
11 Sep 2017
22 Aug 2017
15 Aug 2017
14 Aig 2017
8 Aug 2017
9 July 2017

4 July 2017
15 Jun 2017
11 May 2017


28 Apr 2017


28 Apr 2017
23 Apr 2017
2 Apr 2017
2 Apr 2017
2 Apr 2017
18 Mar 2017
14 Mar 2017
30 Jan 2017
29 Jan 2017
12 Jan 2017
5 Jan 2017
3 Jan 2017
Dec 2016


23 Dec 2016
14 Nov 2016
14 Nov 2016
17 Oct 2016
16 Oct 2016
15 Oct 2016
10 Sept 2016
9 Sept 2016
7 Sept 2016


5 Sept 2016

31 August 2016
29 August 2016



27 August 2016
19 August 2016
18 August 2016
18 July 2016
15 July 2016


14 July 2016
12 July 2016
10 July 2016

08 July 2016
07 July 2016
06 July 2016
06 July 2016
05 July 2016
04 July 2016
01 July 2016
26 June 2016
24 June 2016
23 June 2016
21 June 2016
20 June 2016
16 June 2016
10 June 2016
08 June 2016
05 June 2016
01 June 2016

28 May 2016


25 May 2016
23 May 2016
22 May 2016




21 May 2016



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16 May 2016
15 May 2016
14 May 2016
12 May 2016
11May 2016
9 May 2016




8 May 2016



7 May 2016
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5 May 2016

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3 May 2016
2 May 2016

1 May 2016

30 April 2016



29 April 2016



28 April 2016
New website www.commsmuseum.co.uk goes live. Old website www.commsmuseum.com taken down
Life story of Freddie Homard added to Documents/Books/Personal
Website redesignd in preparation for move to new hosting company in April
Reorganised Menu bar
Snippet on first female 1st Lt in the Royal Navy (HMS Mercury)
Example of Malta Broadcast during Suez War added to Snippets/Morse Reception Exercises.
​The Herbert Lott Story uploaded to Exhibits/Common. With kind permission of Godfrey Dykes I have re-produced his research and story for this website.
Various MRXs added to Exhibits/Sparkers/Morse Reception Exercises
RS(Q) Herbert Lott Board - 1976 to 1986 added to Photographs/Honours Boards and Plaques
My Life and Times by Ted Palfrey uploaded to Books/Personal
Copy of Admiral Home Popham's 1806 Signal Book uploaded to Books/Publications
Visit of HRH Prince of Wales to HMS Mercury July 1981 uploaded to Books/Publications
"A Hammock in a Gun Boat" by L/Tel D.W. White added to Books/Personal.
SELAS Signal Reminder uploaded to Books/Publications.
Scanned copy of the 1899 Seaman's Signal Manual uploaded to Books - thanks to Craig Shannon for the donation.
More ACP's added to Books.
Details of Lord Mountbatten's Funeral including Program and several photos donated by CRS Ned Davies, Uploaded to Documents/General and CRS Ned Davies short life story, Look Back in Langour, uploaded to Books/Personal.
82 photographs of HMS Mercury in 2004 added to 2008
A list of Acronyms and Abbreviations added to Documents/General
Story of The Kingsley Union Flag added to Documents/War
New photo album added CRS(RCI) Colin Johnstone
60+ photos of WRNS courses, donated by Mary Shipton (nee Mills) taken when she was 2/0 WRNS Training Officer during 1976 to 1978. Photos added to relevant years but also to an Album WRNS 1976 to 1979 to allow easy access to add information.
New page added to Photographs - In Memory
X-Code uploaded to Documents/General.
15 more slides added to HMS Mercury/Collingwood slides.
A collection of newspaper cuttings from the war added to Documents/War.
The sale of the Leydene Estate 1953 document uploaded to Documents/General
Link to back issues of Navy News in Documents/General
Mutiny at Portsmouth Barracks by William J Drinkwater added to Documents/General
An article on the collision between HMS Curacoa and RMS Queen Mary uploaded to Documents/General.
Link to German Surrender signal fixed.
Two documents added detailing the Casualties suffered by the German, Italian and Japanese U-Boats during WWII
A new autobiography "The Ramblings of a Matelot" by Reginald Harold Fricker uploaded to Books/Personal
Mike Ford's amd Bill Guy's book moved from Documents to Books/Personal
Two new tabs added to the Books Menu - Publications and Personal
Images of Fort Southwick tunnels as they are today uploaded to Photographs - Fort Southwick
New page added to Exhibits/Common - Trophy Cabinet
Uploaded the story of William (Bill) Guy, a coder during WWII - serving on HMS EXETER at the time of her sinking. His story also covers the period of when he was a Far East POW.
​New page Honour Boards and Plaques added to Photographs tab
Photos uploaded to 2015 and 2016.
​21 Photos added to 1992
​20 Photos (converted from slides) added to Album HMS Mercury/Collingwood.
​Set of photographs (converted from slides) uploaded to Photograph Album Commcen Whitehall.
Set of photographs (converted from slides) uploaded to Photograph Album HMS Mercury/Collingwood.
ACP 113 (AF) uploaded to Books
​60 converted slides uploaded to Photographs
BR 333 Vol 1 uploaded to Books
ACP 131E uploaded to Books
Dolphin Code added to Documents
The "Limp Wristed Sparker" added to Sparker page.
Various changes and additions to pages since 10 Sep 2016
More unidentified photos uploaded to No Year
Swift and Faithfull - a short history of HMS Mercury by Christ Rickard uploaded to Documents
Article on Commcen Fort Southwick added to Documents
Equipment page changed to Exhibits
Various equipments and videos added to Exhibits - Sparker
Scans of Christmas Cards uploaded to Exhibits - Common
Scan of Flags and Pennants uloaded to Exhibits - Buntings
5 photos uploaded to No Year
​4 photos uploaded to No Year
3 photos uploaded to 1950
3 photos uploaded to 1969
1 photo uploaded to 1951
45 photos uploaded to No Year
87 photos depicting the construction of Leydene House uploaded to Leydene House
27 photos uploaded to 1959.
The Evolution of Signalling at sea by Flags - Lt Cdr J.K. Dempsey RN HMS Mercury - uploaded to documents.
A list of ship's callsigns for 1950 and 1970 uploaded to Documents
Transcript of discussion on title of "Naval Signalman" that took place in House of Lords/Commons uploaded to Documents.
Various documents concerning Leading Signalman Robert William Christopher uploaded to documents.
The Communicator Spring 1973 uploaded
6 photos uploaded to 2010
21 photos uploaded to 2006
22 photos uploaded to 2007 - 2010
17 photos uploaded to 2005
11 photos uploaded to 2004
21 photos uploaded to 2003
18 photos uploaded to 2002
39 photos uploaded to 2001
30 photos uploaded to 2000
34 photos uploaded to 1999
20 photos uploaded to 1998
54 photos uploaded to 1997
37 photos uploaded to 1996
30 photos uploaded to 1995
v 27 photos uploaded to 1994
57 photos uploaded to 1993
1974 photo number 4 - names added
Mike Ford - Life Story uploaded to Documents
​63 photos added to 1992
57 photos uploaded to 1991
Spring 1974 and Winter 1972 of The Communicator uploaded
40 photos uploaded to 1990
2 photos added to 1977
1 photo added to 1967
24 photos uploaded to 1989
2 photos added to 1969
29 photos uploaded to 1987
47 photos uploaded to 1988
The Citadel document uploaded to Documents
The Communicator Winter 1976 edition uploaded
Final edition (Spring 1977) of The Communicator uploaded.
1 photo moved from 1983 to 1975
3 photos added to 1964 courtesy of Mike Briscoe
1 photo added to 1967 courtesy of Mike Briscoe
1 photo moved from 1977 to 1978
Names updated to CY2/74
28 Photos uploaded to 1986
Photo of Comms Staff HMS Lion uploaded to 1964
Photo of Comms Staff HMS Loch Lomond uploaded to 1962
Photo of Ganges Comms classes 301 and 302 uploaded to 1955
Photo of Comms Staff HMS Ark Royal uploaded to 1957
Photo of Comms Staff Commcen Lascaris uploaded to 1966
Log of HMS Loch Lomond 1959 to 1961 uploaded to Documents
Photo of OA28 added to 1966
72 photos added to 1985
Broken link to 1974 Photographs fixed.
28 photos added to 1984
64 photos added to 1983
1 photo added to 1915
1 photo added to 1965
The Communicator Spring 1976 edition uploaded
The Communicator Summer 1976 edition uploaded
64 photos added to 1983
25 Photos uploaded to 1980
31 Photos uploaded to 1981
40 Photos uploaded to 1982
1 document uploaded to Documents
The Communicator Winter 1975 edition uploaded
26 Photos uploaded to 1978
7 Photos uploaded to 1979
49 Photos for 1977 added
The Communicator Summer 1975 edition uploaded
The Communicator Summer 1972 edition added.
Photo of X Section added to 1972
Photo of X Section added to 1973
58 Photos for 1976 added
The Communicator Spring 1975 edition uploaded
47 photos uploaded to 1975
The Communicator editions for 1971 to 1974 added (note some editions not held)
26 photos uploaded to 1974
36 photos uploaded to 1973
The Communicator editions for 1962 to 1970 (inclusive) added
The Communicator editions for 1950/1951 added
The Communicator editions for 1952/1953/1954/1955/1956 added
The Communicator editions for 1957/1958/1959/1960/1961 added
48 photos added to 1972
Updates added to Menu bar.
Photos for 1970 added
The Communicator editions for 1949 added
25 photos added to 1971
Website goes live