The Defence Electronics History Society is likely to be of interest to Veterans who haven’t already come across it. It focusses on the development of electronics as applied to the defence of the United Kingdom and other countries over a period which will coincide with the careers of many Veterans.
The society has a web site www.dehs.org.uk that gives an outline of the organisation. Unfortunatley, the site does not include archive material but it does list recent Transmission Lines newsletter articles and a range of DEHS publications. The contents of these publications cover UK and overseas defence electronics activities from WW1, through the Cold War, to recent times, including some involving the Marconi companies. All DEHS publications and events are available to non-members, although DEHS would welcome Marconi Veterans to join. DEHS and colleagues from IET and IEEE are hosting CAVMAG 2010 – an international conference on the origins and evolution of the cavity magnetron – at Bournemouth University on 19/20 April 2010 – see www.cavmag2010.org.uk for details and to book.”