Raymond 'Jerry' Roberts
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Bletchley codebreaker Raymond 'Jerry' Roberts appointed MBE

A Bletchley Park codebreaker who has been appointed MBE in the New Year Honours said he felt it was on behalf of the whole team he worked with.

Raymond "Jerry" Roberts, 92, receives the honour for services to the WWII decryption centre and to codebreaking.

Mr Roberts was among four founder members of the Testery section tasked with breaking the German High Command's Tunny code.

The decrypts are credited with helping shorten the war by at least two years.

Speaking on Radio 5 Live, he said he was pleased to be appointed MBE, but felt his colleagues perhaps deserved greater recognition.

  • 29 Dec 2012
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