June 2024

‘Radar and Its role in D-Day’ Talks Day

Join us on July 24th for a Talks Day   Three 30-minute talks followed by a Q&A. There will be an opportunity to have a look around the museum after the talks, as well as have…

‘Radar and Its role in D-Day’ Talks Day

June 2024

On this Day – 18th June 1940

On this day in 1940, Winston Churchill gave a speech to parliament in which he said ‘What General Weygand called the Battle of France is over. I expect that the battle of Britain is about to begin.’ It…

On this Day – 18th June 1940

June 2024

Bawdsey Radar & British Modern Military History Society link up

Join the British Modern Military History Society on-line @bmmhs1 on Tuesday 2 July to hear Bawdsey Radar’s own Graham Murchie tell the story of the ‘Eyes of the Few’: an in-depth look at the development of Radar and the…

Bawdsey Radar & British Modern Military History Society link up

June 2024

On this Day – 17th June 1935

On this day in 1935, the experimental radar station on the Suffolk Coast detected their first target, a Supermarine Scapa flying boat from the Seaplane Experimental Station at Felixstowe flying 17 miles from the coast. The…

On this Day – 17th June 1935

June 2024

Volunteers Week – 40th Anniversary

A ‘Thank you’ is not enough to really say what Bawdsey Radar owes its incredible volunteer team. Volunteers are the heart of this museum and so many organisations across this UK.   Thank you to our…

Volunteers Week – 40th Anniversary

June 2024

Volunteers Week – 40th Anniversary

Volunteering isn’t always about needing to know lots of stuff about anything, it’s also about wanting to make a difference, meet new people, support your passion or a community project or give something back. Learning information…

Volunteers Week – 40th Anniversary

June 2024

D-Day

Lest we Forget  

D-Day

June 2024

Volunteers Week – 40th Anniversary

It’s Volunteers’ Week! It’s an opportunity to say a public and very well deserved ‘thank you’. Bawdsey Radar Museum just wouldn’t be what it is without you. Thank you to our wonderful volunteers!   #VolunteersWeek  #radarlove

Volunteers Week  – 40th Anniversary

June 2024

D-Day minus One

The largest seaborne invasion in history took place 80 years ago tomorrow. D-Day 6 June 1944 was an international effort with British troops fighting alongside those from many other countries, fighting together against fascism. Allied forces…

D-Day minus One

June 2024

D-Day minus Two

Peggy Butler, Radar Operator, was stationed at RAF Bawdsey during the build-up to D-Day in 1944. Peggy wrote about D-Day in her memoir ‘Searching in the Dark’. ‘Of course, we all knew ‘D’ Day was pretty…

D-Day minus Two