Alec Reeves


Birthday March 10, 1902

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace England

DEATH DATE Oct 13, 1971 (69)

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British scientist who pioneered radar technology, which proved crucial to the Allied effort and eventual victory during WW II. In his lifetime he was awarded over eighty patents.

Before Fame

He earned a scholarship to the City and Guilds Engineering College in England.


At the Western Electric Company he created a way to reduce noise during long distance telephone calls, though the idea was initially too expensive to use.

Family Life

The attention to numbers and figures came from his father, who was a Surveyor to the Royal Geographical Society.

Associated With

For a scientist, he was quite superstitious, believing his work to be guided by the ghost of Michael Faraday.