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.
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