Jimmy Atkinson graduated from
St John's college Cambridge in 1938 joining the Bawdsey
Research Station on 1st May 1939. His research involved the development of cathode ray tubes with afterglow properties that enabled them to retain their images long enough to overcome interference.
He moved with the radar team to Worth Matravers and was involved in the
initial phases of many significant fields of application
such as infra-red detection, very high frequency radar
systems and guided weapons.
After the war he was a research physicist at Glasgow
University, later taking a post at the UK Atomic Energy Authority's Douneray
17 Feb 1916 - 9 May 2008