MALVERN RADAR AND TECHNOLOGY HISTORY SOCIETY
We celebrate the extraordinary history of science and technology in Malvern from 1942 onwards.
- Next MRATHS meeting
- Wednesday 15th January 2020 - Professor Simon Watts – “ UK Maritime Surveillance Radars for the RAF, 1946 – 2010”. The development of post-war ASV radars in the UK for the RAF will be presented, covering ASV Mk. 7A in the Lancaster GR.3, ASV 13 and ASV 21 in the Shackleton MR aircraft and ASV 21D and Searchwater in the Nimrod MR1 and MR2, respectively. The design and operation of the radars will be described, together with the performance they achieved. All of the radars described would have been developed in Malvern or much influenced by TRE/RRE.
- The TRE (Telecommunications Research Establishment) is getting into the national press. The Telegraph today (25 October) published an article stimulated by a visit organised by MRATHS on Operation Biting - which led to the move of TRE to Malvern: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/inside-top-secret-radar-facility-helped-win-second-world-war/ - this relates to the upcoming book launch in Malvern at our next meeting.
A few days ago, they attributed the loss of cash from our pockets to a TRE development: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2019/10/08/friendly-fire-second-world-war-triggered-slow-death-pound-pocket/?fbclid=IwAR3P-N1BiCGc-x4fAindCqwXPfcrugioTVDpwFomPLCIdvBh9D3-fsqGfPM
- Urgent Appeal To Preserve Malvern’s Technological Heritage
- Thanks to all who have donated thus far (Saturday 16th November). We have passed half of our target! Keep spreading the word folks. We intend to ask QinetiQ to match our funds! Click below to go directly to the JustGiving site
UPDATE FROM THE CHAIRMAN
Its official, on Tuesday, 16th April, the Charity Commission granted MRATHS charity status (no 1183001). You can find our details on the CC website at http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/showcharity/registerofcharities/RegisterHomePage.aspx. Just enter our number in the search box.
It is another important step along our path towards a Science Centre in Malvern celebrating our science and technology history and helping to inspire the next generation of Scientists and Engineers.
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