Sir Robert Watson-Watt was asked in 1934 if a radio ‘death ray’ was possible. He reported to the Tizard Committee that radio might detect aircraft. He went on to lead the early radar development, moving to London to manage setting up of the Chain Home radar stations.


13 April 1892 – 5 December 1973

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Papers & Links etc.
Sir Robert Watson-Watt Society of Brechin - honouring Watson-Watt in his birthplace Brechin.
Wikipedia page:  biography Robert Watson-Watt  accessed Jan 2011
or try:  with search words: Watson-Watt 
Royal Society - Elected Fellow in 1941 - for a biography -
go to:  with search words: Watson-Watt
Group in March 1942:  elsewhere
Three Steps to Victory - Watson-Watt, Robert Three Steps to Victory
Watson-Watt, Sir Robert

Long winded with a heavy focus in the earlier years, and written very much from Watson-Watt's own perspective.

Odhams Press (London), 1957
480 pages
Open Library  accessed: Jan 2010
Purbeck Radar Reference Library

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