Huxley was one of the group of physicists who were
told about the secret of radar in the summer of 1939 before the outbreak of
war. When war was declared, Huxley was directed to join the radar team
and his first posting was to Fighter Command. During the Battle of
Britain he advised on the operation of the Chain Home stations along the
coast. A report he wrote on this was later described as a landmark in
the history of Operations Research.
After Fighter Command he was posted to
Swanage where he helped Jack Ratcliffe set up and then run the training school
for both civilian and service personnel. The school, based in Forres,
trained operators, technicians and designers to design, operate and maintain
the range of different radar equipments.
After the war he worked in the
Electrical Engineering department at Birmingham University. In 1949 he
took a post as chair of physics at Adelaide University.
Sir Leonard George
29 May 1902 – 4 September 1988
Penley Jan 2011