Hugh Griffiths, G4CNV, said that radar has a long and fascinating history, with some surprising twistsand turns. This lecture gave an account of radar from its first demonstration through to the present. The main emphasis was on radar development in World War II. Making use of recently declassified material from the Public Records Office at Kew, Hugh told of the invention of radar, Watson Watt’s contribution, and the Daventry experiment with developments of Chain Home. Also covered was early airborne radar and the Bruneval raid. Hugh explained the use of early radar in the detection of V-2 rockets.