“We celebrate Malvern’s technological heritage!”

The Malvern Radar and Technology History Society (MRATHS) exists to preserve and celebrate the Heritage of the Government Research at Malvern, UK.   Scientists from the Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE) at Swanage moved to Malvern in March 1942 and were accommodated in the requisitioned Malvern Boys College. At the same time scientists from the  Air Defence Research and Development Establishment (ADRDE) moved from Christchurch to Pale Manor, which became locally known as North Site’. In 1946 TRE moved to HMS Duke, a former Naval Training Establishment. The Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE) and its successors remained there until the Government relinquished the site to QinetiQ in 2001.


MRATHS exists to advance public knowledge of and celebrate the work of the Government Research Establishments at Malvern.

We build and preserve an archive of historic materials.

We collect memories of former employees and their families.

We promote our work through exhibitions and educational links.

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