Wireless Equipment, Transceiver Mk VII Paraset, British
- Catalogue number
- COM 547
- Display status
- IWM London
- whole: metal
- Alternative names
- full name: Wireless Equipment, Transceiver Mk VII Paraset, British
- simple name: transceiver, British
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AC Power Supply Unit
DC Vibrator Supply Unit
Power interconnecting cable
Transmitter-Receiver Full set for suitcase version of Mk VII Paraset. Shown on display with external morse tapper (?error - the unit has an internal button), and with an instruction manual for a different radio (?the Mk II).
Valves (3) plus spares
Olaf Reed-Olsen was a famous MI6 agent who operated in his native Norway, 1943-1944, particularly in the Kristiansand area & reporting on German shipping. He communicated with London using his MkVII transceiver. He operated three times in Norway before making his final escape to Sweden in December, 1944. The Mark VII, also known as the 'Paraset', is a self-contained miniature transceiver. This version is mounted within a suitcase, for disguise and portability.
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