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RMS: WW2 Battlefield Radios by Professor Anthony Davies

The needs of World War Two provided an exceptional stimulus for major and rapid innovations in electronics and radio technology and this was reflected in the designs of battlefield radios for the British Army.

At the time, there were many small companies in Britain capable of quickly producing new designs with innovative features. The resources for the required large scale production were not available, and so manufacture of some of the wireless sets was subcontracted to companies in USA and Canada, the WS 19 tank set being the best known of these.

The talk will be a mainly-non-technical description of the wireless communications facilities provided for the battlefield environment, primarily by showing extensive photographs of actual equipment.