It is reported – that this advance in technology was made in a particular university. But my sight of some reports say, and these are individual reports – from those that were close to that time – that they indicate what some would see it as a most – if not the most significant advance having been made at Worth Matravers – whatever – this is not the argument for this website – but I think the practical application and development of these technologies could only have taken place in this enchanted isle – using the great towers and a number of other ingenious methods, and scientists – that they had assembled and constructed for this research. And as I say some of the details of which I do have from various – what I consider to be extremely reliable reports – stories that were told with no intention of it going anywhere other than for a list of memories recorded for posterity. Often official records at those times were absolutely focused on secrecy – even now some names of the inventors have never been revealed in regard to the various aspects and pieces of this work. Even to the extent where they would not be recognised in honours for this work – so secret was it considered to be – and continued to be even long after the war. Therefore – some sources – were never ever revealed.
In terms of its actual trial and error in the developments that took place, I am placing it firmly at Worth Matravers – and it needs to be pointed out – that the secrecy was so total and profound – that not even different sections within the same overall project – and in that specific local area of it – knew about each other and their specific work. Even after the war – as I have said – total secrecy was kept – just as it was for the people who worked at The Mansion at Bletchley Park (Allied code-breaking WW2) – even in one case I was personally told by a man, that his wife who had worked at Bletchley Park didn’t tell him for 40 years. And as regards Worth Matravers on the Dorset Coast, I have reliable evidence – that a letter was written by Sir Winston Churchill – and addressed personally to particular member of that group of scientists (who had in fact produced some very specific and extraordinary developments with radar) – and that in that letter – Sir Winston Churchill had written that he very much regretted that this particular radar scientist could not be knighted for his services – as the developments there at that time were of such importance, that it continued to remain strictly a continuing interest of national security. What they achieved and what they did – was hidden at the time – and remained hidden. And in regards to this level and type of secrecy – at Bletchley Park, it is well known that the code breakers there (the vast majority were female) – actually kept their secrets to the grave – with the offspring only finding out afterwards! This is something in today’s world – that is hard to credit, very hard to believe – but the facts say that this was the case! I have come across people who were involved – and involved in areas which are still hardly known about today – who will not – even as they reach a hundred years old – will not divulge anything at all of their work – or information of what they did. So this is one reason alone – by where something was developed – or the central work of it – is still not known – and there were reasons for this continuing secrecy – such people could have been kidnapped – and their genius brains exploited by foreign powers – and it was even believed that in the event of another war – some similar operations and activities – drawn from this body of scientific knowledge could still be used again – and of which had a certain eternal quality about them – and was thus best kept secret as much as possible – as a kind of insurance. If certain secrets leaked out – and the people that were connected with them were known about– goodness knows what that might lead to – although in fact some names were discovered, but I won’t go into the consequences of those particular events – I guess some secrets are forever.
The value of this development which I see as emanating from out of Worth Matravers – and then ‘going to the USA’ – was absolutely enormous. It had increased ‘the effectiveness of radar’ – by a hundred times – I’ve even heard that in certain ways one estimate was ‘in effect by a thousand times’. Also there were certain ‘offspring’ developments of it – enabling it to be used on aircraft – because as it was possible to adapt it to a very much smaller physical piece of equipment, as well as being awe-inspiringly more accurate – it was therefore practical for aircraft. The functions that the aircraft had for this were manifold. Now perhaps people can see – assuming you believe these descriptions – which I am confident about – how incredibly valuable it was at such an early time in the war. All the major developments that took place for radar at Worth Matravers were made between May 1940 and May 1942. This of course came from out of developments that were already in place – but this particular further development – which had a few progressively developing versions itself – was of a quite different nature of technology – that one might say that it had almost come from out of the future, and this all took place – as I have said in the early period of the war between May 1940 and May 1942. Anyway, for fear of being attacked and raided – the whole complex set up was moved yet again, after moving to Worth Matravers from xxxx, this time to Malvern in Worcestershire. The irony is – that all the reports that I have come across – the Germans (or the Nazi regime as it might more accurately be described rather than Germans per se, of course) – they amazingly didn’t realise the significance of the base – let alone its central significance. Truth is often stranger than fiction – but records – official military journals – after the war with those that would have been responsible for that area in regards to observation – confirm this. There is no record that they were going to raid the top secret base that was there, or were planning to – even though they would have seen the towers – sometimes one couldn’t make it up – because it’s not logical nor rational – and as I wrote above – wherever they did keep such relevant records – which were very carefully researched – there was no reference of the area being of any paticular significance in this way!
Now this is fairly conclusive in itself – because the Germans were well known for keeping endless meticulously kept records, and this was evidenced by the vast amount of detailed records that were later researched by researchers of World War II.
As a final comment here – regarding the actual war itself – one of the further practical applications of radar – where it proved to be of great assistance – not only with its seeing eye – in the days and weeks before ‘the greatest amphibious invasion in the history of the Earth’ on D-Day, June 6, 1944 – but also in the immediate days and months following on after this invasion – with ‘radar boots on the ground’ – with RAF radar also landing on D-Day 1– with mobile units – on the very first day behind the American, British and Canadian troops, in regards to The Battle for Normandy.