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John Sutherland

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John Sutherland was educated at Queens' College Cambridge from 1941-2 and 1946-48, graduating with a BA in 1947 and MA in 1949. He was a Radar Officer in the Royal Navy between 1942 and 1946, serving in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. After graduating, he served an engineering apprenticeship with Metropolitan Vickers and became a radar development engineer until joining Marconi as a radar research engineer in 1954, becoming a project manager in 1956, Manager Defence Projects 1962, Manager Radar Division 1965, Managing Director, Marconi Radar Systems Limited 1969-1982, and Vice-Chairman The Marconi Company 1982-83.He retired from Marconi in 1983.


From 1983 to the early 1990s he was a Director of Acorn Computer Group, plc, Director MTI Managers Limited (venture capital), and Chairman/ Director/Consultant to several high-tech companies. He was President of the Electronic Engineering Association 1980-81 and was appointed CBE `for services to export' in 1980.




Naval service career  1.   2.


Forty Years of Marconi Radar from 1946 to 1986 - GEC REVIEW, VOL. 13, NO. 3, 1998


Ground Radar in the Seventies - the story of the S600 Series


Air Defence Radar for the '80s


New Data Handling for Air Defence


Personal History 1965-83


Hand-over of the LAHR installation- 18th August 1970


Electronics in Air Defence


Welcome to Leicester


After dinner speech by John Sutherland at 'REAL TIME CLUB', Bertorelli's, July 1973


Presidential Lecture given to Chelmsford Engineering Society 1974




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