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Watt, Robert Alexander Watson, Sir (1892-1973, Knight, physicist)



  • Existence: 1892 - 1973

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


"The Early Days of Radar in Great Britain"

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AWLK
Scope and Contents

A typescript personal account by Wilkins of the origins of radar, the work of Sir Robert Watson-Watt, the Tizard Committee, and the setting up of a coastal chain of radar stations which were important during the Second World War Battle of Britain. Wilkins was asked to write his account by John Ashworth Ratcliffe as a counter to the official account by Watson-Watt "Three steps to victory; a personal account by radar's greatest pioneer" (Odhams, London, c 1957).

Dates: 1977
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.