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Alan Mackley has produced a number of radio programmes for the internet station Radio Castle, Framlingham. 

In two one-hour programmes he talked to retired aeronautical engineer John Allen. They were broadcast in 2013.  John was born in 1921 and came to live in Blythburgh in 1979.  As a young aeronautical engineering graduate he joined the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough in 1941. From 1943 he worked at the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment, spending some time in Scotland and then at Felixstowe.  In the early 1950s he returned to Farnborough to work on the Blue Danube project - Britain's first nuclear bomb.  

Blue Danube: Britain's first nuclear bomb.

Alan Mackley talking to John Allen about his work in the 1950s on Britain's first nuclear bomb and the Suffolk connections.

 

Short Sunderland at Felixstowe

Alan Mackley talking to John Allen about his work in the 1940s and 50s on Seaplanes at Felixstowe.