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Heywood, Joan (1923–)

English wireless operator and cryptanalyst. Born 1923 in India; m. Stuart Heywood (Royal Air Force telegraphist), Jan 10, 1942; children.

A telecommunications specialist, was a Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) member; trained as a wireless operator and as a cryptanalyst at Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) and worked as WAAF ground-to-air wireless operator (1941–44); employed as a Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) cryptanalyst and executive officer in Cheltenham (1966–83); served as an RSGB Morse code examiner in Gloucestershire (nearly 8 years). Received G2LR Memorial Trophy (1992) and lifetime membership to Royal Air Force Amateur Radio Society (RAFARS).

Heywood, Joan (1923–)

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