Robert Alexander Watson-Watt, 13 April 1892 - 5 December 1973

@article{Ratcliffe1975RobertAW,
  title={Robert Alexander Watson-Watt, 13 April 1892 - 5 December 1973},
  author={John Ashworth Ratcliffe},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  year={1975},
  pages={548 - 568}
}
  • J. Ratcliffe
  • Published 1 November 1975
  • Physics
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
Robert Alexander Watson-Watt was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1941. Two of his sponsors, H. Tizard and P. M. S. Blackett, were members of the Committee to whom he had proposed the detection of aircraft by radio (radar). The third independent member was A. V. Hill; he did not sign as a sponsor, presumably because he was one of the Society’s Secretaries at the time. They described their candidate in the following way: ‘Director of Communications Development, Air Ministry… 

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