John Duckworth gained a first class honours degree in physics from Oxford University.  During the early years of the war he worked closely with Bill Penley on ground radar. He wrote an interesting account of war-time merchant ship radar with which a rocket launched Hurricane fighter was to be used for defence at sea outside land based radar cover. He contributed this to the Penley Radar Archives (see link below).

He returned to nuclear research after the war and subsequently held many very senior positions in Industry.

Wadham College, Oxford (MA). 
1939-46 Telecommunications Research Establishment, Malvern: Radar research and development;
1946-47 National Research Council, Chalk River, Ontario, Canada;
1947-50 Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell.

John Clifford Duckworth FREng FIEE FinstP FInstE
born 27 December 1916

Bill Penley

If you have additional information or materials - please contact the Radar Trust
Papers & Links etc.
Penley Radar Archives - reminiscences & letters 
    [ index on www: www.penleyradararchives.org.uk/documents/duckworth ]
Group in March 1942:  Group 1 - Communications & Display

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