Edward Addison

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Edward Barker Addison
File:AVM E B Addison AOC 100 Group RAF.jpg
Born (1898-10-04)4 October 1898
Cambridge, England
Died 4 July 1987(1987-07-04) (aged 88)
Weybridge, Surrey, England
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Air Force
Years of service 1918–1955
Rank Air Vice Marshal
Commands held No. 90 Group (1946–49)
No. 100 Group (1943–45)
Battles/wars First World War
Second World War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Mentioned in Despatches
Legion of Merit (United States)

Air Vice Marshal Edward Barker Addison CB, CBE, FIEE (4 October 1898 – 4 July 1987) was a senior Royal Air Force (RAF) officer who served as Air Officer Commanding No. 100 Group from 1943 to 1945 during the Second World War. The group was tasked with the jamming of enemy radar and communications systems from the air and Addison was its only commander.

Addison was born on 4 October 1898 and served with the Royal Flying Corps and the RAF during the First World War. After the war he studied at Sidney Sussex College in Cambridge and then re-entered the RAF in 1921. His studies continued, gaining his master's degree from Cambridge in 1926 and the Engineer's degree from the École Supérieure d'Électricité of Paris in 1927. Addison retired from the RAF in 1955 to a civilian career, maintaining a close involvement with the electronics field until his retirement as Director of Intercontinental Technical Services in 1975.

In 1977 he appeared in the BBC television programme The Secret War episode "The Battle of the Beams".

He died at Weybridge, Surrey, on 4 July 1987, aged eighty-eight.


Military offices
New title
Group created
Air Officer Commanding No. 100 Group
Group disbanded
New title
Group created
Air Officer Commanding No. 90 (Signals) Group
Succeeded by
Raymund Hart
Preceded by
William Theak
Director-General of Signals
Succeeded by