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Cecil Goyder

Mill Hill Radio Pioneer

Pupil Cecil Goyder made the first two-way radio communication between Britain and New Zealand from the Science School in 1924. Station 2SZ also made contact with Australia, USA, China, India, Hong Kong and the Macmillan Expedition crossing the Arctic Circle in 1925. Goyder went on to have a distinguished career in radio, and also supervised the installation of the first passenger computer for British Overseas Airways Corporation (now British Airways). He was awarded the CBE in 1938.