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Bill Burcham Bill Burcham joined the team at Worth Matravers early in 1940 and led a team under Prof Dee developing centimetric system techniques. He played a major part in the development of centimetric Airborne Interception (AI) and was the leader of this team at the end of the war. 

After the war he moved to work on Atomic Energy and subsequently became Professor of Physics at Birmingham University. He was elected FRS in 1957 and awarded the CBE in 1980. He wrote the comprehensive article on the development of centimetric AI for the IEE special Issue on Historical Radar in October 1985.

His records are now held at Churchill College, Cambridge - see link below.

Prof William 'Bill' Ernest Burcham FRS
1913 - 

  
  
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Papers & Links etc.
Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge holds some of William Burcham's papers:
List available via Janus - Ref GBR/0014/BCHM:  biography & papers  accessed Mar 2011
or try:  http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/  with search words: William Burcham
Royal Society - Elected Fellow in 1957 - couldn't find a biography 
on: http://rsbm.royalsocietypublishing.org  
Group in March 1942:  Group 12 - 10 cm Systems
  
  
 

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