John FarvisJohn Farvis came from University College Swansea to join the radar team at Worth in July 1940, starting work in the aerials group.  He moved to the Radio Countermeasures team in September when Robert Cockburn arrived from RAE Farnborough working to counter 'Knickebein' - the German bombing navigation aid.

For Operation Overlord, the electronic countermeasures for the D-Day landings, he identified the German radar stations along the French coast so as to plan phantom targets to confuse the Germans about the invasion.

After the war he returned to academic life at Swansea, later in his career becoming Professor of Electrical Engineering at Edinburgh University.

Prof William Ewart John Farvis CBE
12 December 1911 - 12 October 2005

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Papers & Links etc.
Obituary - News.scotsman.com  - 18 October 2005
Group in March 1942:  Group 6 - Countermeasures

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