Praise given to Watson-Watt memorial statue

Sir Robert Watson-Watt's sculpture is ready to be erected but donations are needed to fundi ts transportation and prepare the site.

Sir Robert Watson-Watt's sculpture is ready to be erected but donations are needed to fundi ts transportation and prepare the site.

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The successful creation of a memorial statue for Robert Watson-Watt has been praised by a former university professor.

The former Watson-Watt professor of electronic engineering at the University of Dundee, Brian Makin, praised the Waston-Watt Society for their success in creating a statue of the leader of the team that developed the radar defence system which played such a crucial part in the defence of the U.K. during World War II.

Professor Makin spoke at the society’s annual general meeting where he stated that he was greatly impressed by the photograph in the press of sculptor Alan Herriot’s bronze image of Brechin-born Sir Robert Watson-Watt.

The statue, currently in storage at Powder Foundry in Leith, shows a life-like image of the man holding an aeroplane in one hand and a pylon, representing the radar system, in his other.

For more information and to find out what needs to be done to ensure the statue can be erected in Brechin check out this week’s Brechin Advertiser.