Category Archives: Swingate

Swingate, Radar and the Towers

By the late 1920’s all that remained of the former World War I (1914-1918) Swingate aerodrome, east of Dover, were empty hangars.  (see: Marconi, Wireless & Swingate Aerodrome)  Since the War, the Regular and Territorial (TA) armies had used the site, … Continue reading

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Marconi, Wireless and Swingate Aerodrome

The 19th century saw a rapid growth in the communication industry and the first electric telegraph for public use was introduced in England in 1838. In America in the same year, Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791-1872), demonstrated his Morse code … Continue reading

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