Bletchley Park codebreaker dies aged 93

One of the last members of the Bletchley Park codebreakers has died at the age of 93.

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Flashback: Captain "Jerry" Roberts receives MBE

One of the last members of the Bletchley Park codebreakers has died at the age of 93.

Captain Raymond "Jerry" Roberts passed away after a short illness.

Capt Roberts received an MBE in the 2013 New Years Honest List.

He spoke to ITV News Anglia in the days leading up to the ceremony, and admitted that he was looking forward to meeting the Queen.

"I'm grateful for the honour," he said.

"I feel that the team as a whole deserved a higher honour, but I'm very pleased myself to have been awarded an honour, especially as it means hopefully I shall meet Her Majesty The Queen again."

Bletchley Park: One of the last remaining codebreakers Jerry Roberts dies aged 93

Captain Raymond "Jerry" Roberts talking to ITV News Anglia in 2012. Credit: ITV News Anglia

One of the last members of the Bletchley Park codebreakers has died at the age of 93.

Captain Raymond "Jerry" Roberts passed away after a short illness.

Captain Raymond "Jerry" Roberts seen in military uniform. Credit: Bletchley Park Trust

He was part of a team which helped to crack the German Tunny system used by Hitler and other high rank generals during the Second World War.

The team managed to reverse engineer the Tunny, which had 12 encryption wheels to the Enigma machine's three, described by Bletchley Park as "an incredible feat of dedication".

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