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Our next virtual meeting will be on Wednesday 24th February at 7pm

  • Welcome / announcements
  • News from the archive
  • Thoughts from the chair
  • Dr Phi Judkins debates ‘Did the Germans have radar?’
    • 23 February 2021 is the 80th anniversary of a rather odd meeting, convened by British Air Marshal Joubert de la Ferté to consider whether Germany’s military possessed radar! Scientist RV Jones proved the fact beyond doubt with both photo and intercept intelligence, and it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that Robert Watson Watt’s view, that Germany could not possibly have radar, had maintained British High Command in the delusion that Britain alone possessed this critical sensor. MRATHS members will doubtless think of many more instances, perhaps even up to the present day, where a belief doggedly held by a very senior individual has delayed progress for many months!

To join us you need to use the link to our Zoom meeting. Doors open 5 minutes beforehand. The number is limited to 100 so don’t be late.

You do not need to install a Zoom application - the live stream will be shown on your normal internet browser on whatever device you use.

We are going to record the meeting so if you can’t make 7pm, or you live in the wrong time zone, you will be able to watch later. Gremlins have been banned as well as the radiophonic workshop!

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