Radar pioneer honoured at 93

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A SHEFFIELD University scientist who pioneered the use of radar during the Second World War has been given a special award.

Donald Tomlin, aged 93, who graduated with a degree in physics in 1940, was given the Professor Robert Boucher Distinguished Alumni Award at a recent ceremony at the university.

After graduating, Donald joined the Government’s effort to develop radar, then a new technology, and moved to a state of the art centre in Malvern.

Miles Stevenson, the university’s director of development and alumni relations, said: “Don has been a great supporter of the university library. He has donated a great deal of his archive papers on radar and also his collection of books on the early teaching of science.”