New Project Win: Bawdsey Radar Trust

In 1937, RAF Bawdsey became the first fully operational Radar station in the world, just eighteen months after it had first been established that approaching aircraft could be detected using transmitted radio waves.

A new exhibit will enable visitors to have a simulated hands-on experience of using early radar for detection, distance measurement and angle measurement. The interactive exhibit will replicate the original methods and will be based on a radar operator’s desk where the visitor will be challenged to test their skills. They will manipulate range and angle dials to a signal shown on screen, learning the process used to determine the trajectory of aircraft and the skill involved in producing an accurate result.