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Noel Ashbridge

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November 1938.

Sir Noel Ashbridge became the Controller of Engineering at the BBC after Captain Peter Eckersley.

  • 1907-11 King's College, London.
  • Training: Yarrow and Co., Ltd., and B.T.H. Co., Ltd.
  • Served European War Royal Fusiliers and Royal Engineers.
  • 6 years Marconi's, at Writtle Experimental Station.
  • 1926 Joined BBC as Assistant Chief Engineer.
  • 1929 Chief Engineer at BBC
  • 1934 His title is Danish-Knight of the Royal Order of Dannesbrog.

He learned all about valve receivers and circuits at the Marconi Experimental Station.[1]

In 1941 he was the President of the Institute of Electrical Engineers. [2]


  • Vice. President I.E.E.
  • Radio Research Board
  • Television Committee
  • Fellow of King's College

Served on Advisory Committees in Belgium and Denmark in connection with the development of Broadcasting.

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