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W/T Operator and Messenger
W/T Operator and Messenger

Wireless (radio) operators, called "wireless telegraphists" or "W/Ts," ensured that warships remained in contact with each other and with naval installations on shore.

War artist Tom Wood has depicted a wireless operator (right) on board a ship receiving a transmission. A messenger (left) waits to take the message to the appropriate officer. Wireless telegraphists were trained in receiving and sending messages, and in the care and maintenance of their equipment.

W/T Operator and Messenger
Painted by Tom Wood in 1945
Beaverbrook Collection of War Art
CWM 19710261-4920

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