April 2024

Battle of Britain film screening –

Join us to watch the classic film ‘The Battle of Britain’ on Sunday 12 May at Riverside Cinema, Woodbridge.

With a star-studded cast including Laurence Olivier, Trevor Howard, Michael Caine and Susannah York, this special screening includes a talk on just why the radar technology developed at Bawdsey was so vital to the outcome of the Battle of Britain.

Many will know the story of the Battle of Britain when the gallant ‘few’ defended our shores in their Spitfires and Hurricanes. What is far less well known is that experimental developments carried out in Suffolk in the years leading up to the outbreak of war enabled this success. Using radio waves to detect the presence of aircraft was first demonstrated in 1935. As a result, a team of scientists and engineers were sent initially to Orfordness and then to Bawdsey Manor. This work, carried out in haste and in great secrecy, turned the idea into a chain of coastal radar stations ready and able to defend the country.

A percentage of the ticket sales will go to the work being done by Bawdsey Radar Museum to share this important story of radar.

Book your tickets now https://www.theriverside.co.uk/programmes/battle-of-britain-talk/

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