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A warm welcome to HMS Collingwood’s Historic Collection {CHC} of Naval Radar and Radio equipments. Click this image to open, and again to close, of the WW2 Electrical School which predated HMS Collingwood.    See TAB Photographs [Personnel] for the story.
We have changed our name to comply with a recent change of policy for “tribal museums” which came  about as a result of the foundation of the National Museum of the Royal Navy [NMRN].  We have decided not to change the site’s URL because it is well established on the internet and a name  change might cause confusion amongst surfers, and that could lead to fewer hits. The 2006 original site  was updated and relaunched in August 2014.  For that reason, the URL alone mentions a museum but in most other cases, we show the CHC  abbreviation. Some pages show a CHC Animation!  At around the same time as the name change took place we moved out of a number of buildings, some  dating back to WW2, into a number of rooms in a more modern building, part of the main training complex  in Collingwood.  The new location, whilst dry and warm has less floor space than the buildings we  previously occupied and it has been necessary to rationalise the collection.  Sadly we have had to give up  the Valve Collection, many of the “captured equipments”  and the whole  of our Domestic Radio Collection.  The destroyer Wireless Office from 1925 is now on loan to the ‘Hear My Story’ gallery in the NMRN  [Portsmouth] where it can be enjoyed by a wider audience. Whilst the vast majority of our Collection is still intact, some items have found new homes in the raltionalisation of the erstwhile Collingwood Museum, even though we still show them either in picture form or in text/diagram form on this site. If you intend to visit the CHC specifically to see an exhibit showing on our site, it might be prudent to first ascertain whether or not we still have that exhibit. Thank you. NAVIGATION Many aspects and functions of the ‘old’ site are still relevant although many pages have been amended in some form  or other.  We have added a new front entry point to OUR SITE of which this page is a part. It is our new INDEX or  HOME page from which all MAIN NAVIGATION is controlled. Note the TABS MAIN MENU bar on the top of each  page. Obviously SECONDARY NAVIGATION is dictated through your BROWSER BACK/FORWARD buttons.   The TABS MAIN MENU bar will transfer you to pages on the ‘old’ site, and a ‘back click’ will return you to the HOME  page as normal from where you can choose a new menu.   Whilst on the new HOME PAGE only - it doesn’t function at other times - additional navigation is supplied to  circumvent the need to scroll back to the top of the page for access to the MAIN MENU bar. If you point  your mouse to the bottom left hand corner of your screen [above the task bar line] you will see a navigation  aid. Using the keys and functions supplied you can move to any part of the HOME PAGE without the need  to use the MAIN MENU bar. To use the House Symbol [HOME] you must be on any of the menu’s except for  HOME! 
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