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Upper Stowe,  Northamptonshire.


The "RADAR" memorial stone at 
Upper Stowe, near Daventry, Northamptonshire.
The inscription reads---

BIRTH OF RADAR MEMORIAL.
On 26th February 1935, in the field opposite
ROBERT WATSON WATT AND ARNOLD WILKINS
showed for the first time in Britain that aircraft could be detected by bouncing radio waves off them.
By 1939 there were 20 stations tracking aircraft at distances up to more than 100 miles. Later known as RADAR, it was this invention, more than any other, that saved the RAF from defeat in the 1940 BATTLE OF BRITAIN.

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