In 1942 Dublin born Jack Tully-Jackson then a member of the A.T.C. and residing in
Portrush. Northern Ireland volunteered for flying duties with the R.A.F. This frustrated
teenage airman was directed to front line R.A.F. Electronic Listening Stations in
South East England.
In January 1944 Jack was a member of a selected group of R.A.F. Regiment Airmen posted
to R.A.F, Macmerry, East Lothian to be the R.A.F. element of "Fortitude North" deception
controlled by M.I.6 from Edinburgh Castle in support of D. Day preparations designed
to confuse the "Abwehr" into believing that an invasion of Norway was imminent. At
the end of hostilities this R.A.F. Unit proceeded to the Norwegian Arctic to take
charge of Luftwaffe Airfields.
On return to civilian life Jack settled in Haddington and for the past 30 years has
become well known for his involvement in the production of Audio-Visual Programmes
of local interest. This publication is the result of one of these projects.
Ian Brown has been studying the history of the Second World War since the age of
five, some 21 years ago. lan has spent the last ten years researching the history
of radar in Scotland and has amassed an extensive archive of thousands of photographs,
documents and personal accounts. Through his work for the Historical Radar Archive,
lan has become the acknowledged authority on wartime ground radar in Scotland and
northern England and has given a number of lectures to national and local organisations.