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Operation Biting/Wurzburg radar

Discussion in 'Air War in Western Europe 1939 - 1945' started by airborne medic, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. airborne medic

    airborne medic Member

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    I believe that the British Army captured an almost complete Wurzburg radar set in North Africa prior to the Bruneval raid but several of the black boxes had been destroyed. After the 'missing parts' had been borrowed from Bruneval the set was reassembled at Farnborough.
    It later went to the Signals Research Establishment at Malvern. Just to bore everyone this research establishment used to be near the south coast before someone realised the Germans could carry out their own version of Operation Biting so it was moved to one of the furthest places inland from the coast.
    Does anyone know if the captured bits (or indeed the complete unit) are on display anywhere or in the vaults of a Museum or have they been lost in the sands of time?
     
  2. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    Ouch - this one rings a tiny bell in the mists of memory. I'm almost certain I've seen these or similar parts on display somewhere, sometime :confused: . Will have to think a bit before getting back to you, Niall.
     
  3. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    What about the Signals museum at Blandford(?)

    Regards,

    Gordon
     

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