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Mobile Radar Unit

  • Aswin Rana
  • Interview by: Jess Boydon


Did my training at RAF Bawdsey in Suffolk

and from there posted straight out

to RAF Wattisham in Suffolk

and joined my first post

on a mobile radar unit,

number one air control center.

And I was an aerospace systems operator.

It's a bunker scenario,

so we would be underground,

whole rows of radar scopes

like the air traffic controller scopes

but we're underground.

Most of our bases were underground

and you'd be looking at on a scope, a screen

which has dots

and you would identify those dots as friendly or foe

or civilian or military

and we have the training that tells us

when we look at those dots.

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