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Cold War Radar

Radar Techs

Radar technicians were important to maintaining radar.  Radar equipment was useless if it could not be kept in working condition.  Therefore trained professionals in this field were needed.

Radar techs were well qualified, first studying for 17 weeks in the Basic Electronics branch.  After ten weeks of radar theory, those who would be technicians would be chosen.

Those who were chosen as radar techs were subdivided further.  The air radar technicians would spend some time at CFB Borden as part of the Air Radar or Armament Systems Technicians program.

The Ground Radar Technicians stayed at Clinton training on search and height finding radars for 13 weeks in the Control and Warning course, and then on ground controlled approach radar for 23 weeks in the Navigations Aid course.