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On 25 November 2013 a national group of communications volunteers will be marking its formation 60 years ago in the aftermath of the east coast flood disaster.

The Radio Amateurs’ Emergency Network (RAYNET) was formed on 25 November 1953 after the floods earlier that year that saw the loss of 307 lives.

For more details and to get the full press release in advance please contact:

Press contacts:

Daryl Willcox
RAYNET Media Advisor
07785 570693

Don Kirkwood
RAYNET Media Team Leader
07785 364497

Cathy Clark
RAYNET Chairman
07768 296677


RAYNET, The Radio Amateurs’ Emergency Network, is the UK’s national voluntary communications service provided for the community by licensed radio amateurs. RAYNET was formed in 1953 following the severe East coast flooding, to provide a way of organising the valuable resource that Amateur Radio is able to provide to the community.
Since then it has grown into a very active organisation with around 2,000 members, providing communication assistance on many hundreds of events each year. Amateur Radio operators have access to a wide range of radio bands, operating modes and equipment which allows RAYNET to offer a unique range of emergency communication services to our user services. Coupled with our members’ endless resourcefulness, RAYNET is regarded as a professional support organisation by both the statutory and volunteer emergency service organisations.

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