Hanbury-Brown was offered a post by Watson Watt at
the Radio Research Laboratory, Slough - but his time there was brief. He
was told to report to Bawdsey Manor on 15 August 1936 to join the small group
working on receivers and antennae for Chain Home.
In 1937 he transferred to Eddie Bowen's team working on airborne radar,
and towards the end of 1938 Hanbury moved to the aerodrome
at Martlesham Heath to take charge of the installation and
testing of the experimental equipment in aircraft. His his ideas made significant improvements in air to surface radars.
In 1949 he joined Bernard
Lovell's radio astronomy group at the University of
Manchester innovating ground breaking ideas in radio astronomy and quantum optics.
31 August 1916 – 16 January 2002
Bill Penley Jan 2011