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The very last edition of the Marconi magazine in March 1970 - what stories did it cover?

  • Sadness and regret at the end of an era, thanking all involved over the 20 years and wishing two successor publications well.
  • The Gateshead manufacture of 8 parabolic dish aerials for a new radio telescope at Cambridge.
  • The retirement of George Millington, Head of Propagation Group at Great Baddow, and an internationally respected authority on electromagnetic wave propagation. Recipient of the IEE’s Faraday Medal.
  • Completion by Operational Services Group engineers of colour television studios at Tyne Tees Television’s Newcastle centre.
  • Build-up to the launch of Apollo 13. The satellite tracking stations on Bermuda and Ascension Island use Marconi equipment.
  • The work of the Microcircuit Assembly Techniques Laboratory at Great Baddow - the MAT Lab.
  • Right up to the end, much coverage of sports and social events at all of the company’s sites.
  • And finally, the MASC was to have a personal appearance by Mr Acker Bilk and his Jazzmen on Sunday 31 May.