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British Communications Corporation

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January 1949.
May 1949.
December 1951. Transmission Measuring Set Model RP 3110.
June 1955.

Gordon Avenue, Stanmore, Middlesex.

1933 Russian-born D. D. Prenn arrived in the UK

Prenn set up a number of electrical companies, including a "large loudspeaker manufacturer"[1] (Rola Celestion) and British Communications Corporation Ltd.

1959 D. D. Prenn took a controlling interest in Radio and Television Trust Ltd. It was hoped that British Communications Corporation Ltd would be transferred to Radio and Television Trust because of the close correspondence of its business with that of Airmec.

1962 Radio and Television Trust Ltd, chaired by D.D. Prenn, changed its name to Controls and Communications Ltd[2]. Operating subsidiaries:

1966 British Communications Corporation Ltd, of Wembley, received order from the British Army to supply Manpack radios[3].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 23 December 1968
  2. The Times, 30 August 1962
  3. The Times, 7 July 1966