A personal 60-year journey on Orford Ness
February 6, 2024 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
David Warren will explain how his long-lasting affinity with Orford Ness began with his four-year employment as a Scientific Assistant, increased during his time spent at Aldermaston, and continued after becoming a Volunteer Ranger, and later independent researcher. As a volunteer, David led a National Trust programme to find and record the memories of Orford Ness ‘Veterans’. The facts and memories shared by 55 Vets motivated him and other volunteers to urgently work on acquiring and adding new information to that already published by the National Trust.
David’s talk will include an overview of the vast range of military technologies that were carried out on the Ness, together with an explanation of the various projects newly discovered by independent researchers – now branded as IRGON.
It will also demonstrate IRGON’s use of CGI intended to give the public ‘virtual tours’ of the Ness and the interior its many iconic structures. Analysis of the Vets’ recordings by a Framlingham-born, Canadian Sociology Professor, in his academic work on ‘Secrecy’ will be explained, as will the boost given to our research by AWE Aldermaston supplying 850 declassified files.
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