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The Papers of John D. S. Rawlinson, 1928 - 1988

Reference Code: GBR/0014/NVRT AS 1

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

These are papers and photographs which were created and collected by those associated with the Naval Radar Trust.


  • Creation: 1928 - 1988

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Biographical / Historical

John David Spencer Rawlinson was married twice and had one daughter. He was awarded an OBE in 1955 and a CBE in 1965. He joined H. M. Signal, Royal Naval Barracks, Portsmouth as a Junior Scientific Assistant in 1923 and was involved in the development of equipment for the radio-controlled Target Ship "H. M. S. Centurion". He first became involved in Radar Development in 1938 and retired in May 1965. His publications included "The development of UK naval radar" with Professor J.F. Coales, "Development of Radar for the Royal Navy 1935-44" in the Naval Electrical Review, July 1975.


1 archive box(es)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers of John D. S. Rawlinson were deposited at Churchill Archives Centre by his son-in-law in 2001.


Rawlinson, John (1900 - 1990)

Finding aid date

2003-11-20 15:13:45+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
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