I am a member of The Radio Society of Great Britain, and I really enjoy my membership. One impression I have regarding British hams is they have a greater interest in all things vintage radio as compared to Americans. The British people led by the great man Winston Churchill during the 2nd war years looked upon invasion of the island as a very real possibility resulting in an impact on the British people that lasts today. I believe this interest in radio history stems from the war. RadCom has articles concerning radio during the war years in nearly every issue. There are books published and advertised for sale where the story surrounds radios and the war. It is most likely the interest in keeping all matters related to the war years (including radio) explains the reason hams wanted to officially keep Morse code in the minds of British new comers to ham radio.