On 24th September 1937, RAF Bawdsey became the first fully operational Radar station in the world.
Today Bawdsey Radar Trust (BRT) shares the decisive story of radar. Recently refurbished, the new exhibition tells the tale of the development of radar and how Bawdsey helped win a war and shape the country’s future. It reveals how scientists came together in total secrecy before World War II to prove that radio waves could locate aeroplanes, ships and other targets and how its invention dramatically affected the course of the conflict.
Throughout the interactive exhibition, visitors can find out about how the work of radar development laid the foundations for the age of electronics and the computer and have a go at aircraft tracking with a WW2 radar simulation experience.
There’s also activities for families and a new outdoor picnic area and games.