Lorna Collacott can keep a secret.
The British girl didn’t tell her parents about her true wartime duties. She didn’t tell her husband, even though she met and married the bomber mechanic from Windsor during the Second World War. She didn’t tell her four kids.
Half a century passed before Collacott mentioned her secret work coding and decoding messages for the Battle of the Atlantic.
“You were told to keep your mouth shut,” the 90-year-old Windsor woman says in her matter-of-fact way.
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