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Now published: Radar in Scotland 1938–46

19th April 2022 | Categories: Publications

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Society’s latest book, Radar in Scotland 1938–46 by Ian Brown. The book is now available for purchase from our online shop.

With histories of each individual station, this book shows how the radar chain operated, how the radar information was processed and used for the air defence of Scotland, and what it was like to live and work on these mostly very remote sites.

Featuring many unpublished photographs taken during the war, as well as first-hand accounts from servicemen and women who served on these stations, for the first time this book gives an accurate account of the early warning and navigational aid stations in Scotland and the vital role they played in the Second World War.

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The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland gratefully acknowledges funding towards the publication of this volume from the Marc Fitch Fund and several private donors from the Fellowship.

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