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Malvern Radar and Technology History Society (MRATHS)

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About us

The Malvern Radar and Technology History Society (MRATHS) captures, maintains and promulgates information and artefacts relating to the history and heritage of the sites located in the Malvern area which conducted research and development in support of the armed forces.

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BYSON radar in silhouette



Some reflections on the history of radar A lecture by Hugh Griffiths, University College London. Monday 18th December 7:30pm at QinetiQ Malvern.

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■The first radar: Christian Hülsmeyer’s invention in Germany in 1904;

■Chain Home: the first air defence system;

■The Bruneval Raid: the analysis of the equipment brought back from the raid, and of the interrogation of the captured German radar operator;

■Klein Heidelberg: a German bistatic air defence system that was decades ahead of its time;

■BIG BEN: the use of Chain Home to detect V-2 rockets – and hence the first BMD radar.


This wiki is aimed at collecting and sharing historical information and documents. We welcome contributions from anyone associated with the establishments. Please add your biography and any technical information that you feel is relevant. It is a closed site and but you can get a login from Membership.