RADIO LOCATION (RDF) PART 3 : operational use of Type Nos 281 and 285 [Main Title]
Third in a series of radio location training films.
Combination of plenty of warning by RDF combined with good gunnery protects convoys, for example the 1942 Malta convoy. The Type 281 is used to search, give initial warning; the Type 285 then provides continuous range estimates on a target. Views of ops rooms, aerials. Graphics of radar layout of cruiser. Search techniques and gun laying explained.
The 'Blitz' – from the German term Blitzkrieg ('lightning war') – was the sustained campaign of aerial bombing attacks on British towns and cities carried out by the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) from September 1940 until May 1941.