Initially, work proceeded on a seven-day basis and the rest
day was 'staggered' so that six sevenths of the staff were on
duty at any given time. By 1941, Saturday became the rest day
in order that staff were on duty on Sunday to participate in
There were special church services held in Langton Church for
the men after work on a Friday, once a month.
The influence of TRE grew steadily through the summer of
1940. Attentions were shifting away from purely defensive
systems such as CH etc and more towards offensive needs. Hence,
by 1942, some 25% of the work carried out here was for Bomber
The arrival of the cavity
Magnetron in July 1940 meant that work could forge ahead
to produce operational 10 cm radar that could be used on land,
on sea and in the air.