RDF to RADAR – My parents' contribution to Hitler's downfall and how I came to be

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A FREE talk for the public by Chris Neale BSc FIET (Programme Manager and Trustee, CSES).

RDF to RADAR: My parents' contribution to Hitler's downfall and how I came to be!

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With war clouds looming in the 1930s, there seemed to be no defence against fast moving airborne invaders. As a matter of urgency scientists were tasked with addressing this problem and early experiments with radio waves demonstrated that they could be used to detect aircraft by reflection.

Thus was born what we now called RADAR (Radio Direction and Ranging) but at that time, to disguise its real purpose, was referred to as "RDF". It was, never the less, still a secret capability not fully disclosed to the public until VJ day, 17 August 1945.

This talk highlights the roles played by two of the many hundreds of RAF personnel who helped deliver this initially primitive capability to a level that ensured that a German invasion was thwarted and then provided the means to take the fight to the "Fatherland" through the precision bombing of Hitler's war machine.

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To book your FREE place, please follow the link to our website (if necessary) and click Register Now.

This event will be delivered via Zoom at the following link:
https://teledyne.zoom.us/j/98661757703?pwd=R0tzWG9rNDdaekhPaUQzdjhwWTl0Zz09

Meeting ID: 986 6175 7703
Passcode: 412941

When
14 April 2021, 19:30 through 21:30
Location
Zoom (see link / registration)
United Kingdom