In May 1940 Prof Philip Dee joined the centimetre group at Worth Matravers from Cambridge University's Cavendish Laboratory working with Burcham, Lovell, and Hodgkin amongst others.  Following a period as joint leader with Herbert Skinner, he took charge of centimetric airborne projects (Group 12) including Airborne Interception and H2S.  Skinner led a team (Group 8) that provided many of the component parts they required.

Group 12 initially concentrated their effort to develop a centimetric Airborne Interception. Then Lovell set up a team to develop the ground scanning navigational & bombing system H2S. Burcham remained on AI and Hodgkin led the early work on air to air guided weapons and Radar controlled Automatic Gunlaying (AGLT) for bomber rear turrets.

After the war Philip Dee became professor of physics at Glasgow University.

He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in March 1941, and was awarded an OBE in 1943 and a CBE in 1946.

Prof Philip Dee CBE FRS
8 April 1904 - 17 April 1983

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Papers & Links etc.
Wikipedia page:  biography Prof Philip Dee  accessed Mar 2011
or try:  http://en.wikipedia.org/  with search words: Philip Dee
University of Glasgow - biography and papers here - not so easy to locate! 
go to: www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk and search for: Philip Dee 
or try: www.gla.ac.uk/services/archives/  and search for: Philip Dee
Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge correspondence with Cockcroft and Ratcliffe:
go to:  http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/  with search words: Philip Dee 
Royal Society - Elected Fellow in 1941 - for a biography -
go to: http://rsbm.royalsocietypublishing.org  with search words: Philip Dee
Group in March 1942:  group 12 - 10 cm Systems

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