Rangeley Family Tree
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Joseph Enoch AIREY
Born 25 August 1894 Oldham Lancs
Christened 10 October 1894 Oldham Lancs
Died 1976 March Quarter Poole Dorset
Buried (Date unknown)
Marriage Emily RANGELEY 1920 September Quarter Thornham Lancs
Child Joan Margaret AIREY
Child Marion AIREY
Occupation (with source date)Senior Technical Officer Ministry of Aircraft Production (1945)
Address (with source date)Eden Street Oldham Lancashire (1901)
Oldham Lancashire (1911)


Development of Radar:
Joe Airey was awarded the MBE for his contribution to the early development of radar.
A short biography from a website dedicated to the story of early radar development and its importance to the UK in World War Two: -
Dr Bill Penley writes,
"Joe Airey joined Watson-Watt to work on radio research in 1924 and was put in charge of the supporting manufacturing activities involved. He was the member of the original radar team responsible for the construction of aerial masts and other equipment. He remained with the Radar team until he retired as Station Engineer for RSRE responsible for site management and transport. He was awarded the MBE in recognition of his work."

Notice of MBE award in the Supplement to the London Gazette 15 June 1945 p.3049

"To be Additional Members of the Civil Division of the said Most Excellent Order: -
Joseph Enoch AIREY, Esq., Senior Technical Officer, Ministry of Aircraft Production."