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Bawdsey Radar Presents Under the Radar

Bawdsey Radar Presents Under the Radar

By Bawdsey Radar
This series of podcasts tell the story of Britain's earliest radar systems.
It also tells the story of the people involved with radar - the scientists, the women who were on the front line in the operation of the radar, the decision makers and the politicians.

Thank you to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for making this podcast series possible.
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Army Radar Developments

Bawdsey Radar Presents Under the Radar

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Army Radar Developments
In the 5th podcast in this series, Phil describes the less well-known contribution to radar development by the War Office scientists who worked on Army radar projects at Bawdsey from 1936 onwards. If you worked at Bawdsey or know someone that did we would love to hear from you. You can contact us on social media or via our website. To find more information on any of the episodes in the series, head to our website here
11:58
November 10, 2020
The Key Scientists
The fourth podcast in our series mentions some of the people who played an essential part in radar development at Bawdsey, in particular some of the members of Taffy Bowen's airborne radar team. If you worked at Bawdsey or know someone that did we would love to hear from you. You can contact us on social media or via our website. To find more information on any of the episodes in the series, head to our website here
15:21
October 10, 2020
Scientists, Air Marshalls and Politicians
The third podcast in the series is concerned with some of the movers and shakers in the radar story, from engineers and scientists, Air Marshalls and politicians, including a certain Prime Minister, and his adviser. We will learn about the egos, rivalries and power struggles in the story of radar developments at Bawdsey. If you worked at Bawdsey or know someone that did we would love to hear from you. You can contact us on social media or via our website. To find more information on any of the episodes in the series, head to our website here
13:56
September 10, 2020
Airborne Radar in the Blitz
This second podcast describes how a small development team at Bawdsey produced the world's first airborne radar. Fitted into night fighters, it helped to counter the Blitz in 1940/41.  The ability of airborne radar to detect ships and U-boats also allowed it to play a pivotal role in winning the Battle of the Atlantic. If you worked at Bawdsey or know someone that did we would love to hear from you. You can contact us on social media or via our website. To find more information on any of the episodes in the series, head to our website here
10:11
August 10, 2020
Radar in the Battle of Britain
The first podcast in the series looks at the world's first wide-area radar system in war time operation called Chain Home. Chain Home radar was developed principally at Bawdsey after initial work at Orfordness and made an essential contribution to winning the Battle of Britain in 1940. If you worked at Bawdsey or know someone that did we would love to hear from you. You can contact us on social media or via our website. To find more information on any of the episodes in the series, head to our website here
11:49
July 10, 2020