The year 1949

Reviewing the year 1949
Jet Men Go To The Worlds Fastest School

A little music from the time . . .

Riders In The Sky Vaughn Monroe
Careless Hands – Mel Torme
Some Enchanted Evening Perry Como

Battle of Britain ‘At Home’ 17th September 1949

Battle of Britain ‘At Home’ 17th September 1949

The following are scans of  the programme for RAF Watton’s Battle of Britain At Home Day for Saturday 17th September 1949. Interestingly there are some errors in the History of RAF Watton – so don’t take everything on that page as gospel! But what an interesting visit to the station that would have bee in 1949!                          

Peter Long’s brief history of Watton – 1949

With the Berlin Airlift in full flow and the realisation that Russia wasn’t as technologically inferior to the West as had been thought, the CSE was under great pressure to increase and advance their work on the development of Radio Warfare equipment and techniques. The CSE was also tasked with RCM (jamming) exercises with Fighter Command Ground Controlled Interception (GCI) units and the Chain Home early warning radar installations. Specially equipped aircraft for these exercises were provided by both RCM […]