Pam TorrensIn this short extract from her interview, Pam recalls her early training.
Pam Torrens – Film 1Pam Torrens was from a seafaring family of fishermen and sailors so there was never any doubt which service she would join. But she wasnt going to be a cook or writer. Straight after basic training at Mill Hill, she was sent to Southfields in Wimbledon to train in the use of radio and the deciphering of German coded messages.
Pam Torrens – Film 2Pam talks in detail about her training and the phonetic codes that the German Navy were using. She was based at Abbot's Cliff near Dover and again she provides fascinating detail about the set-up.
Pam Torrens – Film 3Unofficially, you slept on the floor in a duffel coat. Ideally you wouldn't be woken by the Admiral! She then went to Hemsby on the East coast where the cold and the wind left a lasting impression.
Pam Torrens – Film 4Pam also served at Ventnor which she recalls was a lovely base. The station was based 400 feet about the beach and it provided an incredible view of D-Day. She's then moved to London where she starts to translate captured German documents. In November 45, she moves to Germany...
In this short extract from her interview, Pam recalls her early training.