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    Default Qinetiq, Malvern, March 2019


    History

    1953 the Telecommunications Research Establishment and the Radar Research and Development Establishment were merged; renamed the Radar Research Establishment

    1957 renamed the Royal Radar Establishment.

    1959 control of the establishment passed to the Ministry of Aviation

    1967 responsibility for the establishment passed to the Ministry of Technology

    1970 responsibility passed to the Ministry of Aviation Supply

    1971 responsibility was undertaken by the Ministry of Defence.

    1976 the Signals Research and Development Establishment was moved from Christchurch to Malvern and the Services Electronics Research Laboratory at Baldock also moved to Malvern; these two establishments were merged with Royal Radar Establishment to form the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment. RRE's guided weapons responsibilities passed to the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough.

    1979 The University of Hull, the Ministry of Defence (RSRE) and BDH Chemical Co won The Queen's Award for Technological Achievement for the development of liquid crystals.

    RSRE eventually became part of Defense Evaluation Research Agency (D.E.R.A.)



    The Visit

    Went with some other exploring friends. Massive site and loved it. Saw most of the accessable buildings. Although a lot of rooms have been stripped there is still an awful lot to see. The labs are my personal favourite. Although our visit was cut short by the arrival of two or three people at the other end of the corridor we was in dressed in a full army uniform carrying guns. We also found bullets on the floor. They clearly saw us as we was not hiding but did not approach us and didn't call out to us.

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    This looks like an excellent place that is popping up a lot at the mo. Another one I need to put on the list.
    Nice report
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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    That's an excellent report but so much left behind.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Yep, that looks worth a good rake around.

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