There will be a talk at Lincoln Short Wave Club Wednesday 6th November on the history of RAF Stenigot radar station.
Thanks to Eagle Radio Club for putting us onto this superb presentation and for the original publicity which has been edited only to reflect change of venue.
RAF Stenigot – a Pioneering Radar Station
RAF Stenigot formed part of the WWII “Chain Home” radar system – the world’s first integrated air defence radar system, many of whose principles are still applicable today. In the 1990s it was the most complete survivor of the original 20 stations, when the decision was made to demolish most of the buildings. This illustrated lecture by Chris Lester results from survey and research work carried out by the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology working with English Heritage to record the buildings and uncover their story. It starts with the background to Chain Home, describes the site and its equipment, the people who worked there and the auxiliary activities. It also covers the Cold War period when the site was part of the
“Ace High” NATO communications system.
Chris Lester is a Chartered Engineer and retired from the microwave electronics industry. He is a past Chairman of the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology and a keen industrial archaeologist, well known for his work with the Dogdyke Pumping Station and the Grimsby Ice Factory.
19.30 Wednesday 6th November, Lincoln Short Wave Club
Aisthorpe, Lincoln LN1 2SG. (The above publicity was put together by Eagle Radio Club, Mablethorpe who hosted this talk in August 2019)