Introductory Page for CD-ROM
Radar memorial at Worth Matravers erected 2001
The development of Radar was crucial to the success of the UK in the Battle of Britain and continued to swing the balance in World War II until the Allies were ultimately successful.  From May 1940 to May 1942, pioneering research into Radar was undertaken at Worth Matravers on the South coast of Dorset.
Bill Penley (1987)

Over recent years Bill Penley has obtained personal reminiscences, photographs and reports from a number of the talented scientists involved in the early work on radar.  This material was supplied in response to requests circulated in the early 1990s.  He is assembling these into the ‘Penley Radar Archives’ for the benefit of future researchers. 

Some of the documents and photos from the Penley Radar Archives have been scanned to make them available electronically - both on CD-ROM and via the World Wide Web.

Penley Radar Archives on CD-ROM

The Penley Radar Archives CD-ROM has the same indexes and summary information as the website.  The CD-ROM also has electronic copies of those documents that have been scanned in Adobe Portable Document Format (pdf). The Adobe pdf reader can be downloaded free from  For details of changes see version.
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