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Radar

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

"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.
 Fonds

The Naval Radar Trust Associated Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0014/NVRT AS
Scope and Contents

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

Dates: 1928 - 1988
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

The Papers of Edward George Bowen

Reference Code: GBR/0014/EGBN
Scope and Contents The papers provide a detailed and most interesting account of developments in radar with which Dr Bowen was involved from 1935 until 1978. Sections 1 to 3 deal respectively with early warning, airborne and centimetre wave radar while Section 4 is concerned with the wartime Tizard Mission to the United States and work being done there on microwave radar. Each of these Sections is preceded by an account by Dr Bowen of the field covered by the papers therein. Section 5 contains the daily...
Dates: 1931 - 1985
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

The Papers of Edward Shire

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SHRE
Scope and Contents

The papers include: physics notebooks; lecture and teaching notes, 1927-73; papers on the invention and patenting of the proximity fuze [proximity fuse]; copy of a paper by Professor John Cockcroft, "A General Account of Army Radar"; copy of the Los Alamos lectures on nuclear physics, 1943; journals from the Home Office Scientific Adviser's branch, 1961-66 and 1973; and a Home Office civil defence data book, as well as correspondence with John Maynard Keynes, 1936-1944.

Dates: 1926 - 2009
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

The Papers of Jack Ratcliffe

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RACL
Scope and Contents

Papers relating to physics, including articles, lectures, research notes and correspondence.
With biographical material, 1987-9.

Dates: 1920 - 1986
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Sir Eric Eastwood

Reference Code: GBR/0014/EAST
Scope and Contents

This collection consists mainly of material relating to the development of radar and Eastwood's other scientific work and interests, covering radar, ornithology and defence issues. There are copies of his published works as well as many working papers. There are also personal papers including photographs and diaries plus audio-visual material used by Eastwood for lectures is also included.

Dates: 1920 - 1981
Conditions Governing Access: Apart from one item in Box 15, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Sir John Randall

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RNDL
Scope and Contents

Papers relating to the cavity magnetron and to biophysics, including lectures, articles, research notebooks, correspondence, press cuttings, drawings and photographs.

Dates: 1920 - 1983
Conditions Governing Access: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Sir Martin Ryle

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RYLE
Scope and Contents The scientific papers and correspondence relate to Ryle's work both as an individual and his international interests. The material includes: papers on Ryle's wartime work for the Telecommunications Research Establishment; material from the Radio Astronomy Group at the Cavendish Laboratory, particularly on the development of Cambridge Radio Observatories; research notes and papers; papers relating to Ryle's anti-nuclear activism and interest in alternative forms of energy; publications and...
Dates: 1924 - 1998
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Sir Robert Cockburn

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ROCO
Scope and Contents

Papers relating to research in radar, atomic energy and guided weapons

Dates: 1928 - 1994
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

The Papers of the Naval Radar Trust

Reference Code: GBR/0014/NVRT
Scope and Contents The papers gathered by the members of the Naval Radar Trust mostly consist of reminiscences by over 150 staff who worked on British Naval Radar during WWII. These reminiscences survive in letters and transcripts of interviews, as well as some original technical papers retained by interviewees. The Trust also gathered material from other sources such as the Public Record Office and publications, therefore copies survive here of relevant material held elsewhere. The collection also includes...
Dates: 1928 - 1997
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation (except where items are inaccessible for conservation reasons) by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

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