Bernhard Kinsey received a PhD in particle
physics from Cambridge University in 1937, going on to
Liverpool University to develop a cyclotron. He was one of the pre-war research scientists
who would be directed to work on RDF should war break
out. In July 1939 he reluctantly followed
instructions to visit the Chain Home station near Dunkirk
in Kent as a familiarisation exercise.
was declared, and his first jobs were to survey and calibrate Chain Home
stations. After the move to Purbeck, he was assigned to centimetric Air
to Surface Vessel radars.
After the war he moved to Canada to work in the Canadian
nuclear power programme at Chalk River, Ontario.
His recollections in the Penley Radar Archives (see below) make very interesting reading both about the tasks undertaken, the people involved and the environment in which they worked.
Prof Bernhard Bruno Kinsey
15 June 1910 - 22 November 1995