Sir Alec Morris was an expert in all facets of signals and communications and their operational use. Early in his career he also specialised in guided weapons. He served at experimental establishments and in the Procurement Executive. His senior appointments included the Director of Signals Air before serving as the Air Officer Engineering at HQ Strike Command. In 1981 he became the Chief Engineer of the RAF. During this period he was responsible for the huge engineering support required during the Falkland’s War including the development of Wideawake Airfield on Ascension Island and establishing links with British industry to provide additional capabilities for in-service aircraft involved in the conflict.
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