December 1, 2021

Sheila Crosby remembers Andrew (Andy) Smart

Sheila Crosby writes: – Hi Anne. My dad was Andrew (Andy) Smart. He was conscripted to join TRE in 1943, cutting short his studies at Glasgow University. He arrived on the train with two other Scots – Allan Young and Alex Young. He was to work on Airborne Intercept and H2S Navigation and Bombing Radar. […]

Karen Burt (nee Hilsum) – Brilliant Boffin

BRILLIANT BOFFINS! -the extraordinary, brainy, and often oddball men and women of Malvern The story of radar and Malvern isn’t just about the men though – there were many brilliant women too. One such was Joan Cullen, who invented “WINDOW”. (The Americans later dubbed it “chaff”). One of my best friends at Hillside school was […]

Joan Curran – Brilliant Boffin

BRILLIANT BOFFINS! -the extraordinary, brainy, and often oddball men and women of Malvern The story of radar and Malvern isn’t just about the men though – there were many brilliant women too. One such was Joan Cullen, who invented “WINDOW”. (The Americans later dubbed it “chaff”). She got a BSc from Cambridge before they ever […]