On this day in 1966 William Henry Eccles – a British physicist and a pioneer in the development of radio communication – died.
On this day in 1791 Samuel Morse, creator of Morse Code, was born. During the 1860s the Army learnt to use Morse Code for visual signalling. Morse Code was sent using flags and this proved very useful during the Abyssinian campaign of 1867–68.
On the 25th April 1874 Nobel Prize Winning Physicist and Inventor Marconi Was Born. Marconi was an Italian physicist and inventor of the successful wireless telegraph and worked on the development of shortwave wireless communication – the basis of nearly all modern long-distance radio.
On this day in 1920 Alan Johnson was born. Johnson was a motorcycle dispatch rider (DR) in the North Africa Campaign in the Second World War and in civilian life becoming a special DR for the 3rd Air Formation Signals.