Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Just bought a wonderful secondhand book called "The Eyes of The Few", by Daphne Carne. Her account of the selection, training and life of the ordinary radar operators in Chain Home Low. The only such account I have ever come across.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Glad to report that I have resumed work on this whilst i have some spare time and am recuperating from a wee op.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

I haven't had time to do much further work on this book project for a while. As is obvious from the dates.

However, I have recently taken the opportunity to take early retirement from my admin work at the university specifically in order to have time to make some progress on this and other projects.

I hope to see some progress soon!!

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Forthcoming Book

This book will be a unique look at the life of an ordinary radar operator in the RAF towards the end of World War 2, mainly in the middle east and north Africa. Lavishly illustrated with his sketches, paintings and photos, this is an unusual view of what life was like for the 'erks' who lived and worked "Beneath the Radar".

My late father, Ian Baker, became a successful architect and his artistic skills bring this period to life, backed by a brief technical history and his own words from his letters home. He worked on the AMES types 13 & 14, which were common as dirt at the time but are little written about in the key historical studies of early radar.

If you or your relative worked on these AMES units in the middle east, I would love to hear from you and would be keen to augment the photos I have, with yours (with full acknowledgement of course).