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Malvern’s role in defending UK airspace from WW2 to present day

Lecture

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This talk will open with a review of the UK’s air defences at the end of WWII (which had been severely run-down) and charts Malvern’s involvement in bringing them up to scratch to counter the perceived Russian threat at the onset of the cold war.

Date and Time

22 January 2018 - 19:30-21:30

Location

Malvern, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

Organiser

Organised by the UK - W.Mids:Hereford&Worcester local network.


About this event

This talk will open with a review of the UK’s air defences at the end of WWII (which had been severely run-down) and charts Malvern’s involvement in bringing them up to scratch to counter the perceived Russian threat at the onset of the cold war. It examines the reason for building  a dedicated building (H building) on the QinetiQ Malvern site,  which was to be a full scale operational prototype of the new UK air defence command and control system. There is a virtual tour of the building (both in 1955 and 2015). Projects Linesman and Mediator are described, both abject failures, and the lessons learned are examined. The last section deals with the later uses of “H building”. This talk therefore demonstrates that Malvern has been involved in defending the UKs airspace since 1942 and still is.

Note the event is in the Tom Elliott Centre on the QinetiQ site.  You will need to register your attendance on the IET events website to gain access. You should approach the site from St Andrews Road and allow  15 minutes to park, book into security and walk to the centre.

Speaker

Huw Williams, QinetiQ, Chairman MRATHS

Programme

19:30 - 21:30

Continuing Professional Development

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Cost

Free of charge.



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