Birth Of Radar Memorial

Birth Of Radar Memorial (HM2N49)

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N 52° 11.759', W 1° 3.005'

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On 26th February 1935, in the field opposite
Robert Watson Watt and Arnold Wilkins

showed for the first time in Britain that aircraft could be detected by bouncing radio waves off them. By 1939 there were 20 stations tracking aircraft at distances up to more than 100 miles. Later known as radar, it was this invention, more than any other, that saved the RAF from defeat in the 1940 Battle of Britain.
HM NumberHM2N49
Year Placed2001
Placed ByQinetiQ Ltd. and Mrs. Nancy Wilson
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Date Added Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 633271 N 5784628
Decimal Degrees52.19598333, -1.05008333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 52° 11.759', W 1° 3.005'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds52° 11' 45.54" N, 1° 3' 0.29999999999999" W
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