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Scanning the memory banks

The RAF Air Defence Radar Museum at Neatishead, Norfolk, is planning to extend its displays by having a section dedicated to “Women in Radar”.

This section would span the period from World War II until the present day, and cover the various roles that women have performed in the Royal Air Force.

Radar operator

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New exhibit will showcase the role played by women in Royal Air Force’s air defence operation

We are interested to hear from women who worked in air defence – especially radar – or who had a relative who did, particularly in the Norfolk area and with the possible connection of being stationed at RAF Neatishead.

Photographs and any recorded memories would be appreciated to form part of the display materials.

Contact can be made to: The Manager, RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, Birds Lane, Neatishead, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 8YB.

Or by emailing:

Lynn Kerslake

Neatishead, Norfolk, UK

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Falcon 6X cutaway

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