Eric Ackermann worked for TRE from 1940 to 1942. He was given an honorary commission in the RAF to protect him if he was shot down on missions over occupied France. He specialised in radar detection and jamming and later on signals interception in North Africa, Italy and north-west Europe. He pent the years from 1945 to 1959 developing the RAF's land-based intercept network in Germany. He left the RAF in 1960 with the rank of Wing Commander and George Medal. His later years were spent in the USA working on satellite communications. 

He died in 1986 aged 66.

If you have additional information or materials - please contact the Radar Trust
Papers & Links etc.
Group in March 1942:  Group 6  - Countermeasures.
Radar Days - Gwen Arnold Covert Radar and Signals Interception
The Secret Career of Eric Ackermann
Jackson, Peter & Haysom, David



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