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    Default What does BIGOT & GUARD mean in a cypher?

    Hi all

    I have seen a cypher from the AM to MAC opened 'BIGOT Middle East....' and signed off 'GUARD'.

    I have been unable to understand what these two acronyms/terms mean.

    Can anyone advise?

    Thank you in advance.


    Nick

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    Nick, Hi,
    For BIGOT see http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryofthewo...Qz6Q4xiqgS37xQ.
    Don't know what GUARD refers to. Probably similar to the modern Comsec "LOCSEN", or "COSMIC", or "ATOMAL"
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    If the date is 1943-44ish then BIGOT was the code for people who were cleared to see the OVERLORD planning documents. Not sure I have come across GUARD.

    Steve

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    When a station was expected to be only monitoring the signals net at specific listening times rather than a constant signal watch a W/T Guard station was assigned.

    This was a station which would receive immediate or out of signals watch messages for the final address and send received confirmation to the originator.

    The Guard station would act on the message priority by either sending off net immediately or waiting until the final address was on listening watch and then transmitting.

    GUARD signature was added to denote the asynchronous method of transmission.

    Air communication has developed this to create the +G tuning position or Guard frequency where regardless of the actual frequency tuned the set will switch and play any message sent on GUARD frequency eg Distress, Operational Immediate etc.

    Ross
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    Thank you everyone, really appreciated. I have learned today!

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    Nick

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