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Letter from the BBC to Air Marshal Joubert

Air Marshal Joubert is to broadcast thanks to the Empire for donations.

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Document Type | Letter

07 August 1940

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1940

Synopsis

Donations of money to buy aircraft have come from all corners of the Empire, including those that can least afford it. In this letter, the Air Ministry continues its discussion with the BBC about the best way of acknowledging Britain's gratitude.


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Sir Philip Bennet Joubert de la Ferte, to give him his full name, was heavily decorated for his service during World War I and was appointed Assistant Chief of Staff with special responsibility for the practical application of radar at the outbreak of World War II. Joubert was an early champion of radar and realised its great possibilities in both defence and attack. He was often called upon to broadcast about the progress of the war in the air because he had a natural talent for speaking and his transmissions regularly drew large audiences.


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