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William Gordon Radley

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1898 Born in Kings Heath, Worcestershire[1]

1911 Living in Leeds

1916 Living in Leeds; student member of IEE

1923 Assistant Engineer in the Post Office

1924 Living in Blackheath, AMIEE[2]

WWII Director of the Post Office Research Station[3]

1945 Dr Radley, Controller of Engineering in the Post Office, awarded CBE[4]

1953 Engineer in chief of the Post Office[5] Received a knighthood.

1956 Director General of the Post Office

1970 Died in St Albans

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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 census
  2. Electrical Engineer Records
  3. Colossus [1]
  4. London Gazette 1945
  5. London Gazette, 1953