As part of the talk we have set up a scenario for a particular day and you will see how data was passed from the instrumentation and plotted out on Fighter and General Situation Tables.
Learn how the Sector clock was used to “Time stamp” the data displayed on the plotting tables enabling controllers to see how up to date the information was.

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RADAR at Neatishead RAF Neatishead was key in the development of the next generation of Radar. The prototype radar was the Type 6 Radar which tested out concept of the rotating Radar, using bicycle power. The Radar that went into production was the Type 7 Radar which was a fully rotating radar and introduced the concept of Ground Controlled Intercept (CGI), where the ground controller guided the Intercept Aircraft towards the target. The tracking was then taken over the Radars fitted in Aircraft. Airborne Radar was made possible by the development of the Cavity Magnetron.  Learn what household item was developed using the Cavity Magnetron.
A whole chain of new Radar Stations were set up with the Fighter Controllers housed in a concrete Operations Room, known to all as the “Happidrome”.  And this is how RAF Neatishead, home to the Museum, started it’s long association with Air Defence.  The “Happidrome” currently houses the Cold War room which is covered in a separate talk. In the room we have “mock ups” of the instrumentation used.
Once WW II had ended, Neatishead rapidly developed for that next great ideological struggle - the Cold War
Learn how the Sector clock was used to “Time stamp” the data displayed on the plotting tables enabling controllers to see how up to date the information was.
As part of the talk we have set up a scenario for a particular day and you will see how data was passed from the instrumentation and plotted out on Fighter and General Situation Tables.
RADAR at Neatishead RAF Neatishead was key in the development of the next generation of Radar. The prototype radar was the Type 6 Radar which tested out concept of the rotating Radar, using bicycle power. The Radar that went into production was the Type 7 Radar which was a fully rotating radar and introduced the concept of Ground Controlled Intercept (CGI), where the ground controller guided the Intercept Aircraft towards the target. The tracking was then taken over the Radars fitted in Aircraft. Airborne Radar was made possible by the development of the Cavity Magnetron.  Learn what household item was developed using the Cavity Magnetron.
Once WW II had ended, Neatishead rapidly developed for that next great ideological struggle - the Cold War
A whole chain of new Radar Stations were set up with the Fighter Controllers housed in a concrete Operations Room, known to all as the “Happidrome”.  And this is how RAF Neatishead, home to the Museum, started it’s long association with Air Defence.  The “Happidrome” currently houses the Cold War room which is covered in a separate talk. In the room we have “mock ups” of the instrumentation used.

A registered Charity

 No. 1058887