2010

SO9143 : Telecommunications Flying Unit memorial

taken 14 years ago, near to Defford, Worcestershire, England

Telecommunications Flying Unit memorial
Telecommunications Flying Unit memorial
In Church Lane, north of the churchyard.
The Telecommunications Flying Unit (later called the Radar Research Flying Unit) flew from Defford Airfield from 1941 to 1957, for the Malvern radar scientists.
Radar Research moved to the safe haven of Malvern in May 1942 and has evolved over the years into Qinetiq.
This monument, unveiled by Sir Bernard Lovell on Tuesday 10th September 2002, is dedicated to the RAF and civilian personnel who lost their lives in the furtherance of radar research.
In the 1950s the Defford Airfield was found to be too small for the V bombers so radar flight testing moved to Pershore Airfield.
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SO9143 : Plaque on the TFU memorial
SO9143 : TFU crest on the Defford memorial

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Photographer
Bob Embleton   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 3 September, 2010   (more nearby)
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Friday, 3 September, 2010
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 917 432 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:5.2414N 2:7.3179W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 917 432
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