In this episode, we continue our look into the world of Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) through the first large-scale use of radar and Electromagnetic Warfare (EW) in WWII. The episode shares how the began collecting radio transmissions and turning these signals into tactical intelligence. And that’s where we begin today, at Bletchley Park, the home of Britain’s top-secret code breakers. The episode also covers the important role that EW played in the Battle of Hamburg and Berlin and how it paved the way for Allied Forces on D-Day.
To help us understand these historical battles we turn to Mr. John Stubbington. He graduated from the Royal Air Force (RAF) Technical College in 1961 before his career in EW and Defense Intelligence. He was the Engineer Flight Commander with No.51 Squadron, operating Comet, and Canberra aircraft. He then worked with RAF Bomber Command during the days of the V-Force before becoming responsible for ECM Development with the Bomber Command Development Unit. We also return to historian Dr. Phil Judkins from Leeds University and hear from the National Cryptologic Museum in the U.S.
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