August, September

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.

Transmitter Block 2019 Events Diary

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.

Where is that Plane?  ‘On gallery short talks’

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.

Secrets and Spies

Sun 1st & 15th September

Amateur Radio operating at the Transmitter Block

On September 1st and 15th there will be an opportunity to learn all about amateur radio. Learn how radar techniques are used for communication purposes. Watch and listen to operators talking to people, potentially all over the world. There will be a chance to have a go yourself and send a greetings message to another radio amateur – possibly just down the road or perhaps in Australia! We will also be using Morse code – so you can see how radio was used during the war.
If you are licensed, listen out for our special licence callsign GB2BRS (Bawdsey Radar Station).
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.

 

Story of how the first RAF personnel were lost in WW2