There are various members of the Lords who saw service during the Second World War. In an early post, I mentioned that Lord Campbell of Alloway was a prisoner-of-war in Colditz. As some readers may know, Baroness Trumpington served in naval intelligence at code-breaking Bletchley Park. She is extremely interesting on the subject. A reader has sent me the link to a YouTube video in which she discusses her experience. The video can be seen here.
At the end of the interview, Baroness Trumpington mentions that in the Lords recently a question was asked by a peer whose father was her boss at Bletchley. The question was asked by Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall. Her parents met at Bletchley. Lord Clement-Jones got to his feet to say that his parents also met at Bletchley as did the parents-in-laws of Lord Wallace of Saltaire. Some peers clearly have reason to be doubly grateful to Bletchley.