SAVILIAN ARNOLD ROSEN ON WHAT WAS ROLF DOING IN HUT 8? ROLF NOSKWITH – SAVILIAN JUNE 1919 TO JANUARY 2017

Discerning those unintelligible signals was the role played by the late Savilian, Rolf Noskwith. He was born the week before the signing of the Treaty of Versailles; the so-called Peace Treaty. He died in January 2017.

In a book published in 1993 and 2011 Rolf contributed a few pages about his work at Bletchley Park and ends in this gracious way.

“Being at Bletchley Park during the war was a prime example of my good fortune in life. While most of my contemporaries were risking death or injury or enduring hardship I was living comfortably and doing exciting work. At the same time I could maintain my self-respect because the work was important. I know that I was very lucky”

Winston Churchill wrote in that same volume of ” A far greater peril was added to these problems. The only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril. ….now our life-line. I was even more anxious about this battle than I had been about the glorious air fight called the Battle of Britain”. 

Winston Churchill The Second World War 1949 Vol II p 529