ON THIS DAY IN 1937
On this day in 1937, RAF Bawdsey became the first fully operational RDF site in Great Britain, part of the chain of radar stations known as Chain Home. This network of radar stations proved vital in giving Fighter Command information about incoming enemy attacks during the Battle of Britain, allowing the outnumbered pilots of the RAF to effectively meet the Luftwaffe and defend the country.
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