Transmitter Block 2019 Events Diary
August & September were are also open WEDNESDAY 11AM – 4PM
Aug 7th, 8th and 11th – A Museum Volunteer will be on hand with a radio display within the museum and discussing with visitors its relationship to radar.
Aug 8th ‘On gallery short talks’ (in the museum) – Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) & Where is that Plane? A second opportunity to hear these talks given by David Heath.
Aug 18th, 21st , 25th & 28th – Additional opportunities to hear this talk.
Illustrated talk ‘Secrets and Spies’. How spies on the Zeppelin flights lost the Battle of Britain.
Sept 1st & 15th Amateur Radio Event. Local amateur radio enthusiasts will be on hand to talk about and demonstrate their use.
Sept 8th – ‘The Battle of Barking Creek’. An illustrated talk which tells the story of tragic events which led to the first RAF loss in the Second World War.
Thursday 11 July & Thursday 8th August
Where is that Plane? ‘On gallery short talks’
Join David Heath as he gives short talks on ‘Identification Friend or Foe’ and ‘Where is that Plane?’ – how Chain Home operated. The talks will take place in the museum, repeated during the day between 11am – 4pm bringing to life some of the ideas and concepts of radar and its uses. Included in museum admission.
Sun 18th, Wed 21st, Sun 25th & Wed 28th Aug
Secrets and Spies
Illustrated talk how spies on the Zeppelin flights lost the Battle of Britain. This talk commemorates the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of WWII. The talk will be repeated during the day – Sundays beginning at 11.30am and Wednesdays at 11am. A DVD of this astonishing story ‘ The spies who lost the Battle of Britain’ will make a great souvenir of the talk and be available in the museum gift shop. Talk included in museum admission.
Sun 1st & 15th September
Amateur Radio operating at the Transmitter Block
Sun Sept 8th
Story of how the first RAF personnel were lost in WW2
‘The Battle of Barking Creek’
A friendly fire incident over England on 6 September 1939, resulted in the first death of a British fighter pilot in the Second World War. An illustrated talk on the culmination of factors that led to this tragic event will be given in the Transmitter Block. First talk which is included in museum admission will be at 11.30am, repeated at 1pm and 2.30pm.